Seattle may order hundreds of buses from Greenville company
Seattle King Metro recently bought two battery-powered buses and a fast charge system for a trial run.
Following a one-year trial period, the agency has a pre-arranged option to purchase up to 200 more buses and additional fast charge systems.
With this purchase, the Seattle area is the latest in a group of metropolitan areas, including Stockton and Pomona, Calif.; San Antonio, Texas; Worcester, Mass.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Seneca, S.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; Reno, Nev.; and Louisville, Ky., to purchase and deploy Proterra EV transit technology.
In addition the Washington DC Circulator bus service will soon be replacing its fleet of 49 diesel buses, which dates from 2003, and local transit authorities are organizing one-day showcases so that decision-makers and riders can check out new bus models that will be vying for the contract. South Carolina-based Proterra brought its 40-foot, 77-passenger electric bus.