Fleet of battery-based electric buses in Washington, DC to displace nearly 90,000 gallons of diesel per year and result in maintenance cost savings of more than $500,000 annually.

The D.C. Circulator system, which services six distinct routes across Washington, D.C. and Rosslyn, VA, will bring clean, quiet, zero-emission transportation to more than 4.8 million annual riders and the Circulator's 189 drivers.

Washington; District of Columbia; United States

Summary Information

The Washington D.C. Circulator system is partnering with Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, to deploy 14 battery-electric buses. Currently, the Circulator provides door-to-door transportation to more than 25 museums, monuments and memorials along the National Mall. Providing more than five millions trips each year, the Circulator only costs $1 to ride, ensuring that residents, commuters, and visitors alike have access to fast and affordable transportation.

Expected Benefits
  • The 14 electric buses will displace more than 88,900 gallons of diesel per year, and eliminate more than 243,980 pounds of CO2 emissions annually.
  • In addition to the environmental benefits, over their 12-year lifetime, the 14 electric buses will result in fuel and maintenance cost savings of more than $6 million.

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Washington D.C. Circulator Deploys Proterra Battery-Electric Buses Across Nation's Capital

Published By: Cision PR Newswire



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Benefit ID: 2018-01269