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.

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