12 Jul '18, 12pm

LA gets first double-decker electric city bus

Alexander Dennis bus converted to electric power by Proterra for Foothill Transit in L.A. Enlarge Photo When thinking of Los Angeles, clean air and double-decker buses aren't the first things that come to mind. Yet the city of angels will put the first all-electric double-decker bus into service later this year on the Foothill Transit's Silver Line route (or Silver Streak route, depending on which end you start from). The route runs a little more than 35 miles from downtown L.A. to Montclair, in the east valley. Proterra bus battery pack Enlarge Photo The double-decker Alexander Dennis bus that will run the route later this year will be outfitted with up to 600-kwh electric batteries by Proterra, the world's largest electric bus manufacturer. "We’re seeing increasing global demand for electric buses that combine high passenger capacity and comfort,” said Robert Davey, pres...

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