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    The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), a program of the William J. Clinton Foundation, today announced that Rio de Janeiro, a member of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), has become the first city to test hybrid buses as part of the CCI/C40 Hybrid & Electric Bus Test Program. The City of Rio will start to test buses this month with more cities following soon. The goal of the CCI/C40 Hybrid & Electric Bus Test Program is to develop a market for fuel efficient, low-carbon buses in Latin America, and was developed at the request of C40 Cities.

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    The cities of Bogota, Curitiba, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have come together under the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) Hybrid & Electric Bus Test Program to accelerate the adoption of low-carbon buses in Latin America, where road transportation accounts for 90% of transportation emissions. The program is supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). In the coming months, the environmental performance and economic benefits of hybrid and electric buses from several manufacturers will be tested under real traffic conditions in each city. CCI is also collaborating with the World Bank in a parallel initiative in Mexico City, where hybrid buses will be tested along conventional routes and in bus rapid transit (BRT) applications.

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