An Urban Tribe In Arizona Takes First Steps To Electric Transit

  • Date: 12/22/2021

Like any other local government in Arizona, the Salt River Community has a transit agency. To enable tribal members living in the community without cars to get to work and do other things, their bus system links to the wider Valley Metro bus and light rail transit system. Like most transit agencies, Salt River Transit stands to benefit big from fleet electrification while reducing the Community’s carbon footprint.

To get this started, they hired Zero Emission Vehicles, Inc (ZEV), an Arizona-based company that specializes in converting existing gas- and diesel-powered vehicles to electric. They worked with the agency to figure out everything that needs to happen to make their bus system go full electric.

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