Source: Orlando Political Observer
The City of Orlando, as part of the effort to become a 100% renewable energy by 2050, has been migrating its fleet to advanced fuel vehicles since 2010.
The City’s fleet includes 1,968 advanced fuel vehicles. Fiscal Year 2017/2018 should see the addition of 162 advanced fuel vehicles including 26 CNG solid waste trucks, 15 hybrid vehicles, 2 Plug-in Hybrid-Electric Vehicles (PHEV) and 119 Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV) for the Orlando Police Department.
LYNX operates a fleet of 313 buses. 243 buses use Biodiesel fuel. The other 70 run on compressed natural gas (CNG) as part of a public-private partnership agreement between LYNX and Nopetro. In April 2016 the nation’s largest public-private CNG facility opened adjacent to the LYNX Operations Center as part of the agreement.
Through the electric bus pilot program, LYNX will test three different all-electric buses on all the LYMMO line routes to further evaluate these new buses and their performance, including:
- Range of buses on each LYMMO route
- Charging times and charging capacities
- Operational efficiencies
- Reduction in maintenance issues and repair costs
- Reduction of noise
- Improved rider experience