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Los Angeles to have fully electric bus fleet by 2030

Staff Writer | August 1, 2017
The city of Los Angeles announced plans to have a fleet of fully electric, zero-emissions buses by 2030.
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Green vehicles   2,200 vehicles would cost some $1 billion
Authorities said the project, which involves the purchase of 2,200 vehicles, would cost some $1 billion over the next ten years.

"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.