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100% Electric • Zero Emissions • Quieter Ride
FACTS ON BCT ELECTRIC BUS PROGRAM
12 40-foot Proterra ZX5 675KW Electric buses operating on the Broward Boulevard corridor since November 2021.
30 Proterra ZX5 electric buses on order, to be delivered Spring 2023.
2 Motor Coach Industries, Inc. (MCI) 45-foot Commuter Buses to be delivered Spring 2023.
Proterra ZX5 Max rated at 14 to 21 MPG equivalent.
BCT Electric buses average 15.48 MPG equivalent (5 times higher than diesel).
Diesel buses average 3.2 MPG.
Diesel/Electric Hybrid buses averages 4.5 MPG.
LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS
Fewer moving parts than conventional motors and more efficient.
No exhaust system.
Regenerative braking systems last longer.
No oil changes required.
Proterra ZX5 Max rated 205-297 miles with batteries charged up to 100% State of Charge.
14 Chargepoint 120-200 KW DC fast electric bus chargers in operation at Ravenswood Road Transit Facility.
8 Pantograph 350KW chargers to operate at Copans Road Transit Facility beginning Summer 2023.
2 Pantograph 350KW en-route chargers planned for Summer 2023 at West Regional Terminal.
WHY ELECTRIC/ZERO EMISSION FLEET
Cleaner & Quieter—Good for the environment and our health.
One of the fastest ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to Climate Change
Electric buses produce zero tailpipe emissions. In comparison, a single diesel bus running 36,000 miles per year (national average) produces 201,000 pounds of CO2 per year.
Over the 12-year life of a typical transit bus, replacing one diesel transit bus with an electric bus reduces over 2.4 million lbs. of direct carbon emissions.
BCT’s goal is to have zero emission bus fleet by 2035.
Broward County Transportation Surtax.
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5307 Formula and discretionary Low No grants.
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).