Our success story this week takes us to Worcester, Massachusetts, where all-electric is all the rage! The Worcester Regional Transit Authority started incorporating hybrids into their fleet in 2008, before introducing 6 all-electric transit buses in 20-13. Each Proterra electric bus eliminates 130 more tons of carbon dioxide per year than a diesel bus. And powering up only takes a matter of minutes with an overhead quick charge at the central station.

JONATHAN CHURCH: “it’s certainly a charger that’s tied to a much higher power source. It allows us to charge the bus within 5 minutes from as low as 10% all the way up to 95%.”

JOHN DAVIS: With help from the Massachusetts clean cities coalition, these all-electric buses have driven over 250,000 emission free miles, making every day earth day on the streets of Worcester!

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