The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) will be deploying its first electric-powered buses ahead of the California Air Resources Board’s Innovative Clean Transit (ITA) measure, a series of staggered regulations on the public transit sector over the next two decades with the goal of reducing emission modes to zero by 2040.
VVTA plans to replace seven compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, which have outgrown their original service life, with the new battery-powered buses in the 2018-19 fiscal year.
VVTA plans to use New Flyer of America’s Xcelsior XE buses, deploying five 35-foot and two 40-foot vehicles. The Xcelsior XE runs approximately 140 miles between charges.
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