31 Jan '16, 1pm

Chicago Transit Authority To Add Dozens Of Electric Buses After Successful Tests

Stephen Edelstein 139 views Jan 31, 2016 Chicago Transit Authority electric buses Enlarge Photo After over a year of testing, Chicago is ready to commit to all-electric buses. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) took delivery of two electric buses in 2014, and found them satisfactory. So the city now plans to purchase 20 to 30 all-electric buses over the next few years, as part of an overall modernization of its fleet. DON'T MISS: The Country's Cleanest Yellow School Bus Is All-Electric The CTA claims to be the first major transit agency to put all-electric buses into daily revenue service. Its pair of buses have operated continuously since October 2014. Both are 40-foot models made by New Flyer Industries. Each is equipped with a 300-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, which the CTA says provides a range of 80 miles. Chicago Transit Authority electric buses Enlarge Ph...

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