(CBS DETROIT) – The Detroit Department of Transportation launched four electric buses on Monday, as part of its commitment to green technology and transit safety.
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Proterra electric buses are the first electric buses in Detroit’s fleet and entered regular service on May 23.
City officials said electric buses are a sustainable choice because they produce fewer emissions, are energy efficient and use fewer parts than standard fossil-fuel buses.
In addition, electric buses are quieter and less expensive to maintain.
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“DDOT is thrilled and proud to partner with Proterra to bring cleaner public transit to Detroit,” said DDOT Executive Director of Transit C. Mikel Oglesby. “Detroit residents deserve safe and sustainable public transit, and we are pleased to be at the forefront of this exciting technology. »
The charging station for buses is at Shoemaker Terminal, which is located on the east side of Detroit, and buses will be assigned routes from this station.
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