ACT News 2017

King County Metro Transit

More Proterra Buses for King County

January 10, 2017 in EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Seattle Agency Is to Buy 120 All-Battery Buses by 2020,
And as Many as 73 will be Proterra Buses, County Says

Seattle’s King County Metro Transit said today that it will purchase 120 all-electric battery buses by 2020. “As part of this commitment, Metro will purchase up to 73 battery buses from Burlingame, Calif.-based Proterra,” states a county release. Eight 40-foot Proterra buses are to be deployed this year and 12 more in 2019.

EnerDel Contract for King County Hybrids

July 15, 2014 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Lithium Ion to Replace NiMH ‘in Hundreds of Hybrid Buses’

Indiana’s EnerDel reports a five-year agreement to supply as many as 48 of its lithium ion battery packs annually to replace nickel metal hydride units “in hundreds of hybrid buses” operated by the Seattle area’s King County Metro Transit.

Seattle & San Fran Trolley Buses

August 6, 2013 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

As Many as 530 New Flyer Vehicles with Vossloh Kiepe Drives

New Flyer reports a five-year contract with King County Metro Transit in Seattle for as many as 530 electric trolley buses, with Vossloh Kiepe drives, for King County and San Francisco Muni. The new trolley buses will feature New Flyer’s Xcelsior styling.

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