Miami Adds 22 New Electric Buses to Transit Fleet - Smart Energy Decisions

Sourcing Renewables  -  June 23, 2021

Miami Adds 22 New Electric Buses to Transit Fleet

Miami-Dade County announced June 22 the electrification of its transit bus fleet through a new partnership that will supply the Florida county with 42 new electric buses.

Proterra will provide the county with the new additions to its fleet, each of which will feature 19 MWh of battery storage capacity, as well as 75 chargers across three bus depots. The first electric buses in the order are scheduled to be delivered in 2022.

Miami plans to have a fleet of 75 electric transit buses and install one of the country’s largest fleet charging installations with 9 MW of generation capacity. The electric buses have zero tailpipe emissions and are estimated to avoid approximately 230,000 pounds of greenhouse gases annually when replacing a diesel bus.

“This is a major step forward in Miami-Dade County's commitment to incorporate clean, renewable energy to protect our environment and offer better transportation options,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said in a statement. “With these new electric buses, Miami-Dade will lead the way with the largest sustainable transportation fleet in Florida and one of the largest in the nation.”

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