AT LEAST 60 electronic buses will soon operate in Metro Cebu under the Cebu Provincial Bus and Mini Bus Operators Cooperative, which has signed a deal with Australian firm Star 8 Green Technology Corporation. The e-buses, with a 35-passenger capacity each and free Wi-Fi, will serve the routes between the cities of Cebu and Carcar and Cebu and Danao. Julieto Flores, chairman of the cooperative, said the solar-powered vehicles are expected to be deployed within the next two months. The units will be turned over for free to the cooperative, which will be in charge of maintenance. Star 8, in turn, will get its investment back by placing advertisements on the buses. Mr. Flores said the 60 e-buses are part of the 2,000 e-vehicles allocated by the company for Cebu. — The Freeman