Los Angeles to have fully electric bus fleet by 2030Staff Writer | August 1, 2017
The city of Los Angeles announced plans to have a fleet of fully electric, zero-emissions buses by 2030.
Green vehicles 2,200 vehicles would cost some $1 billion
"Today's vote represents an enormous investment in the future of a healthy and prosperous Los Angeles," said Hilda Solis, a Metro Board Member.
The current fleet operates on compressed natural gas (CNG), seen as the most environmentally-friendly option when the buses were purchased in the 1990s.
A CNG coalition had previously protested the transition, arguing that, while the goals were worthy, electric buses were not yet a reliable technology. ■