Transit company becomes first in the US to turn half its fleet electric

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Clemson Area Transit (CATbus) is embracing the electrification movement by making half of its fleet of buses battery-powered, which is the first in the nation to do so.

The US transit service has 10 electric buses in its fleet, which use Proterra vehicles, and is able to run clean, quiet battery-electric buses off a local grid.

“With the electric buses we have less maintenance costs, less fuel costs, less noise pollution, less CO2, and more efficiency in numerous ways,” said Keith Moody, general manager, Clemson Area Transit.

The CAT depot employs solar panels to help provide additional clean energy for charging. Watch this video to see how the change to electric power has made an impact to operations.

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