Retired comedian and the former King of Late Night TV, Johnny Carson used to make non-stop jokes about the city of Burbank, California. Before Jay Leno took over the Tonight Show, gave it to Conan and took it back, there was Johnny Carson cracking jokes from the studio located in “beautiful downtown Burbank.”
But, now many years later, Burbank is cleaning up its image by enlisting the help of two hydrogen fuel cell zero emissions transit buses. The buses are made by Proterra and contain both a fuel cell and a bank of lithium titanate batteries, making them hybrid buses.
Each fuel cell bus has a range of over 250 miles which is double the range of what the other diesel powered buses can achieve. The ultra-quiet buses were designed with light weight materials and paid for using state grants.
So, beautiful downtown Burbank which was spoken of sarcastically decades ago by the King of Late Night TV is making its move to shed the sarcasm in favor of realism and clean air for all who travel there.