March 17, 2017
Kentucky Charges Forward with All-Electric Buses (Text Version)
This is a text version of the video segment Kentucky Charges Forward with All-Electric Buses, which aired on March 17, 2017.
JOHN DAVIS: Our Clean Cities success story this week takes us to Louisville, Kentucky, where they're charging towards the future with one of the country's largest all-electric bus fleets.
With help from the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition and other partners, the Transit Authority of River City started adding all-electric buses to their fleet 3 years ago.
Today, they have 15 Proterra buses traveling throughout downtown. The TARC says their electric buses reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by some 45,000 pounds each year.
BARRY BARKER: What's particularly useful about it is the fact that we're taking that out of downtown, which is probably the dirtiest place, right, in terms of auto emissions.
JOHN DAVIS: Powering up takes less than 10 minutes at either one of two quick overhead charge stations, so when it comes to fast and eco-friendly, this fleet hits it out of the park.