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Pattaya: Going green! Electric "Baht bus" trial coming soon


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5 hours ago, webfact said:
 
Hydrogen vehicles are also planned to pick up needy people at Bali Hai port and take them from ferries. The aged and pregnant women would benefit from this other example of going green. 

 

Unadulterated borrucks that is .. 

Hydrogen powered vehicles are quite specialised and will not make mass production in the way Batt' powered electric vehicles will so the idea that Toyota will make them some for shuttling people from Bali Hai is noise coming out of his bottle'n'glass .. it would be far better just to buy Battery powered ones once they become available on masse .. though given the likely cost expect backtracking and excuse laying on that as well .. 

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Electric baht buses that can take you anywhere in the city vs a monorail with supports that take up half of the road it travels over and will only go to a few places.

 

Seems like a no brainer to me - the monorail wins hands down because it will result in thicker brown envelopes, which is much more important than the convenience of the citizens.

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10 hours ago, webfact said:

Pattaya is going green as mayor Sontaya Khunpluem's dreams of turning the resort into a

 

Ganja farm move a step closer , they'd just as well whilst waiting for any tourists to turn up again .. 

Just need the nod from Anutin .. 

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2 hours ago, Golden Triangle said:

With the current state of tourism 10 should be enough to cover the whole city...............

 

Sarcasm alert 😎

 

   What Sarcasm .?

   Ten Tourist,  aka sex tourist  ,  a tad optimistic ...

 

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8 minutes ago, bronzedude said:

Good idea if it works.

 

   Meaning . Make short times , longer .

  Two for One .. Good idea more... 555

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The Charging Stations referred to are ticket booths where would be passengers will be overcharged (it's a pun) for any ticket to anywhere.

 

As to hydrogen.......bring your own cylinder, you will need it!

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So who is going to be paying for these snazzy electric baht buses? And the charging stations? And the battery replacements?.....Not the baht bus drivers that's for sure....They are barely scraping by now.... 

 

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8 hours ago, jacko45k said:

And they will still stop where they please and mow down random motorcycles and pedestrians. 

 

1. I love that they can stop smywhere, with a simple press of the Button.

2. Anyone that drives a Motocy directly behind a Baht Bus, deserves what they get. Anyone getting mowed down from behind is not driving the Motocy fast enough and shouldn't be on the road.

3. Pedestrians should stay on the Footpaths/Pavements/Sidewalks, until it's safe(ish) to step into the road.

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6 hours ago, Joe Farang said:

 

1. I love that they can stop smywhere, with a simple press of the Button.

2. Anyone that drives a Motocy directly behind a Baht Bus, deserves what they get. Anyone getting mowed down from behind is not driving the Motocy fast enough and shouldn't be on the road.

3. Pedestrians should stay on the Footpaths/Pavements/Sidewalks, until it's safe(ish) to step into the road.

Have you been to Pattaya? Baht buses are cheap transport for the penniless causing traffic jam ups and accidents everywhere... there are no Footpaths/Pavements/Sidewalks to use and even where there might be they are put to other uses or laid claim upon.

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Great now you won't even hear the Baht buses when they mow you down.

Seriously though, when we visited Hong Kong, there are lots of Tesla's etc. and they were pretty much silent. I never realised how much I relied on my ears when walking around or crossing the road.

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5 minutes ago, LittleBear57 said:

Great now you won't even hear the Baht buses when they mow you down.

Seriously though, when we visited Hong Kong, there are lots of Tesla's etc. and they were pretty much silent. I never realised how much I relied on my ears when walking around or crossing the road.

They get to keep their electric horns but can now sneak up on you.......!

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20 hours ago, jacko45k said:

Have you been to Pattaya? Baht buses are cheap transport for the penniless causing traffic jam ups and accidents everywhere... there are no Footpaths/Pavements/Sidewalks to use and even where there might be they are put to other uses or laid claim upon.

Yes I have indeed been to Pattaya, sat in too many Baht busses to count, hung onto the back and swung about in the swerving songthaew to Jomtien.

I have also trudged through the Sois, manouvering through the rubble that passes for footpaths. There may be more baht buses than regular cars circling 2nd and Beach road, the most hideous Wizened Witch may be in charge by the school for the Jomtien mustering point. But I still love the Baht Bus and hope they are never discontinued

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19 minutes ago, mikebell said:

Does this mean proper taxis will be turning on their meters any time soon?

Nope..... they are all working for Bolt now at very reasonable prices with pre-set fares. 

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On 2/26/2021 at 8:59 AM, jacko45k said:

Nope..... they are all working for Bolt now at very reasonable prices with pre-set fares. 

 

Shouldn't the meter be the fare?

 

"Reasonable prices" compared to what, the meter?  🙂

 

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5 hours ago, Leaver said:

 

Shouldn't the meter be the fare?

 

"Reasonable prices" compared to what, the meter?  🙂

 

With Bolt you put in pick up and drop off locations and get a price, you know the cost before setting foot in the cab.

 

Example, Floating market to Cosy beach in spotless clean SUV was 70 baht, very good service.

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13 hours ago, Leaver said:

 

Shouldn't the meter be the fare?

 

"Reasonable prices" compared to what, the meter?  🙂

 

No.... I prefer the lesser number Bolt comes up with.

Compared to what they used to cost me... Bolt comes up with 1/4 of that, although I usually pay about 1/2. 

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