LYNX to Begin Testing All Electric Buses on LYMMO Routes

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


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