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Greensboro Celebrates New Battery-Electric Buses

The Greensboro Transit Authority became the first municipal transit system in North Carolina to deploy the emission-free buses into service.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro will be celebrating it's new electric bus fleet on Thursday at Koury Aviation Flight Hangar. 

The city is inviting state and local leaders to participate in a ride-along on the new buses in the Triad. 

That includes Governor Roy Cooper, N.C. Department of Transportation Chairman Mike Fox, Proterra CEO Ryan Popple, and Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan. 

The Greensboro Transit Authority became the first municipal transit system in North Carolina to deploy the emission-free buses into service.

Proterra, a South Carolina-based company, built the rechargeable buses.

The electric buses are expected to cost less in operational and maintenance expenses than a traditional diesel bus. 

Greensboro has six all-electric buses in its fleet and four more on order. 

GTA plans to transition its entire 50-plus vehicle fleet to battery-electric as it retires old buses.

To learn more information about the new electric bus fleet, click here