5 Cities Leading the Charge Toward Electric Bus Transportation

  • Date: 12/06/2023

In metropolitan areas around the globe, public transportation is going greener. Many cities are working towards eliminating greenhouse gas emissions by transitioning away from fossil fuels — which are responsible for roughly 75% of climate warming GHGs — to renewable energy, and electrifying bus fleets is a priority.

Diesel exhaust from fossil fuel-powered buses contributes to poor air quality in cities, resulting in particulate pollution and the production of ground level ozone. According to Environmental America, replacing all diesel-powered transit buses in the country would eliminate over 2 million tons of GHG emissions every year. Luckily, as technology improves, electric buses are becoming a more feasible option for cities and school districts, with buses operable in different temperatures and topographic areas.

These five cities are among the many paving the way toward electric powered public transit for all.

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