10 March 2015
Louisville Unveils All-Electric Buses for Public Transportation
The Transit Authority of River City unveiled a ZeroBus Service, is a new fleet of an all-electric zero emissions buses. The new buses have replaced trolleys that were powered and the vehicles that will be giving free rides to the public in downtown Louisville. This is the first city in this part of the country that has the fleet of all-electric buses in operation, putting us at the leading edge of high technology, cleaner, greener ZeroBus and stop along the way for some of the best Louisville has to offer in restaurants, museums, and entertainment. The entire fleet cost $11 million in investment for the city consisting of 10 buses and two charging stations. Is only takes a few minutes to charge giving time for passengers to load and unload. The Federal Transit Administration wants to launch its new ZeroBus fleet which will contribute $8.7 million in federal funding for new buses. Putting the ZeroBus emissions on the street will connect residents with jobs, education, and other opportunities, while improving air quality and offering transportation options to the region’s growing populations for the years to come. Each one of the ZeroBus will save the TARC an approximate of $10,000 in fuel costs and thousands more in operating coast each year.