In May 2022, METRO welcomed two battery-electric buses to its fleet! Battery electric buses are cleaner, quieter, and more efficient than fossil fuel-powered buses! The 35-foot buses were paid for using federal and state funding and cost approximately $900,000 each. Proterra, the bus manufacturer, estimates the bus has a range of 240 miles on a single charge. METRO has charging stations at our facility. The buses operate at up to 25.1 miles per gallon-equivalent (MPGe), about five times more efficient than diesel buses. The buses were manufactured at Proterra’s facility in Greenville, South Carolina.