Electric Zero-Emission Bus to Visit Cincinnati on Sept. 18

Metro’s operations team will test drive the Proterra electric, zero-emission bus on Sept. 18, 2012.

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:  Electric zero-emission bus to visit Cincinnati

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

                       Media photo op and short test drives: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Fifth Street, between Walnut & Main, across from Government Square

 

Just charge it up and go… for super-green commuting.

On Sept. 18, Metro’s operations team will test drive the Proterra electric, zero-emission bus.  Manufactured in Greenville, S.C., Proterra’s EcoRide 35-ft., battery-powered bus offers many benefits:

  • No emissions… absolutely none
  • No diesel fuel… savings could be $300,000+ over the life of the bus
  • Extremely quiet
  • Can travel about 40 miles before recharging
  • Recharges in about 10 minutes
  • Reduces bus weight by 20-40% compared to a diesel bus
  • More than 80% of the parts are made in the U.S. -- Ohio is a major supplier of Proterra bus parts

 

Metro is reviewing this innovative technology now to better understand its possible uses.  There are no immediate plans to buy this bus.

Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year. 

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