ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - At Alaska's Denali National Park, the
only vehicles allowed inside are the buses visitors board near the
park entrance to ride the 92-mile, mostly unpaved road.
But being the home of so much wildlife and forest, park
officials have begun testing a hybrid bus that promises to run
cheaper, cleaner and quieter than the current diesel fleet.
The bus maker says the hybrid significantly reduces greenhouse
emissions, and uses as much as 70 percent less fuel. And since it's
quieter, park officials even dare to imagine visitors being able to
drive past animals without the loud engines scaring them away.
If the hybrid proves to be a winner, the park will look at
gradually replacing its diesel fleet with them.
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