California City to Buy Chinese Electric Buses Financed by Taxpayers

Shocked! That's how U.S. makers of electric buses say they feel, following a decision by the transit authority of Long Beach, Calif., to buy 10 electric buses made by China--but financed by U.S. taxpayers. The contract, worth more than $12 million, was awarded in April by a 5-2 vote of Long Beach Transit's board of directors. Ebus, a U.S. maker based in Downey, Calif., protested the decision. The company, one of four losing domestic bidders, complained that the terms of the competition had...Full Story
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