16 May '18, 1pm

San Francisco commits to all-electric bus fleet By 2035; #MUNI Board approves pilot program #EV

San Francisco commits to all-electric bus fleet By 2035; #MUNI Board approves pilot program #EV

San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates MUNI (the city’s public transit), announced San Francisco’s commitment to have an all-electric bus fleet by 2035. SFMTA will only purchase all-electric buses starting in 2025 to meet the goal for 2035. The SFMTA Board of Directors on Tuesday approved a resolution supporting the commitment towards an all-electric bus fleet along with a pilot program to evaluate and implement battery electric vehicles. MUNI currently operates the largest fleet of electric trolley buses. The trolley buses, like all light rail, streetcar, and cable car vehicles in the city, run on Hetch Hetchy hydroelectricity via overhead wires. MUNI also runs a fleet of hybrid electric vehicles which use renewable diesel. One of MUNI’s newer 40' electric trolley buses. (The Hetch Hetchy watershed, a...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/05/20180516-muni.html

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