14 Sep '18, 1pm

City leaders pledge to fast-track electric bus fleets

Proterra Catalyst electric bus Densely populated cities should consider switching to all-electric truck and bus fleets, elected officials and business leaders agreed this week at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. The political and manufacturing leaders joined in the "Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero" pledge to focus on electrifying commonly used commercial vehicles including city buses, and heavy and light-duty trucks. The pledge aims to make electric trucks and buses commercially successful by 2025 and widely used by 2040 in the targeted areas. READ THIS: One third of new transit buses will be electric in 2020, all by 2030: Proterra CEO Transportation consultant Calstart is coordinating the pledge and providing data on where efforts should be focused. New York and Los Angeles have agreed to move to all-electric city bus fleets, along with regional ...

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