Source: Mass Transit, Everything Long Beach
On Friday, March 31, Long Beach Transit released three battery-electric buses into regular service on the complimentary, downtown Passport route. The zero-emission buses are a first for Long Beach and a milestone for the transit agency.
LBT’s new battery electric buses are designed to travel approximately 150 miles on a full charge. The buses will be charged overnight at LBT headquarters much like compressed natural gas (CNG) buses are fueled when they return to the headquarters after their service day. Since the buses release no emissions, each bus can reduce LBT’s daily carbon footprint.
LBT will be releasing the next seven battery-electric buses as each becomes cleared for service and as the charging infrastructure to support them is complete.