City of Charlotte approves public-private partnership for electric bus pilot -SmartCitiesWorld
Charlotte City Council has voted to approve a pilot program to run electric buses.
The public-private partnership between the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and eTransEnergy, a subsidiary/affiliate of Duke Energy, will test the performance of battery electric bus (BEB) vehicles across the greater metropolitan Charlotte area.
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This collaboration, which has been supported by the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge, will kick off a 12- to18-month pilot program to test 18 BEB vehicles from three different manufacturers.