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Another American city is hopping aboard an electric bus trial

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This article was originally published by Christopher Carey on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders.

The scheme will test 18 battery electric buses (BEB) vehicles across the greater metropolitan Charlotte area over 12-18 months, and is supported by the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge.

Since 2018, the City of Charlotte has been working to achieve the vision of a low carbon Charlotte set forth in the SEAP,” said City of Charlotte Chief Sustainability Officer Sarah Hazel.

The city says the pilot will allow CATS to collect data and assess vehicle performance while operating across the transit system in preparation for future phases.

CATS is expected to receive the battery-electric vehicles by the end of 2021, with operations set to begin in early 2022.

72 million Low or No (LoNo) Emissions Grant Award which will fund six of the 18 buses, with the other 12 funded through CATS’ Capital Investment Program.

The city’s commitment to a full fleet of electric buses while piloting all technologies available will ensure public transit riders across the region have access to a bus system that works for them and the businesses that depend on riders being able to travel with ease and cleaner air.

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Launched in 2018, the American Cities Climate Challenge provides resources and support to 25 of the largest US cities as they accelerate climate action, using a holistic approach that focuses on clean buildings and transportation.


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