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Battery Electric Buses

Posted on: December 7, 2022

METRO's Battery Electric Bus Pilot

Photo of the ribbon cutting at the Electric Bus event

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. 

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