25 Feb '16, 9pm

Seattle's @kcmetrobus unveils first 3 @Proterra_Inc electric buses

Seattle's @kcmetrobus unveils first 3 @Proterra_Inc electric buses

King County Executive Dow Constantine launched King County Metro Transit's first all-electric battery-powered buses in Bellevue, Wash. "We're taking advantage of the latest clean-energy technology to achieve our goal of an all-electric and hybrid fleet in three years," said Executive Constantine. "Riders on the Eastside will have the opportunity to try out our all-electric, zero-emission buses that demonstrate our commitment to reducing fuel costs and carbon emissions." The Proterra all-electric bus is the first of three that Metro will test this year. Constantine set a goal for Metro to increase transit service through 2020 with no net increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Related: Proterra Catalyst travels 258 miles on single charge Metro's three battery buses will operate on Bellevue routes 226 and 241, serving some of the county's densest job centers, including the Mic...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/sustainability/news/710869/...

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