T18 wrote:I do wonder how long before we see the diesel and mo-gas models replaced by electric variants.
T18 wrote:I'd think those tugs were built to survive if not an a-bomb at least 2 other apocalypses. There is a kinda of elegant but brutally utilitarian engineering to them.
I do wonder how long before we see the diesel and mo-gas models replaced by electric variants.
simairlinenet wrote:T18 wrote:I do wonder how long before we see the diesel and mo-gas models replaced by electric variants.
The process is well underway, due to lower operating costs, albeit higher acquisition (unit + charging infrastructure) costs. At United 25% of our ground fleet is electric today.
n9801f wrote:Speaking of pushback tugs, I only drove a few. But one was the only manual transmission vehicle I ever drove where you operated the clutch with your arm.
Instead of the clutch being a left-foot pedal, it was a lever to the left of the steering wheel.
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