Honolulu gets 1st electric bus in plan for no emission fleet
December 16, 2020 - Honolulu has introduced its first bus in a series of imports that the city hopes will result in an exclusively zero emission fleet by 2035.
“Our administration set a bold goal to transform our public bus fleet to 100% renewable fuel by 2035 and we are now steps closer to achieving it,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said in statement on Tuesday.
The first bus is a 40-foot, zero-emission battery electric bus with a capacity of 38 people, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. It is the first of three buses funded by a grant awarded by the Federal Transit Administration.
The city Department of Transportation Services bought 17 electric buses in 2020 and expects to continue collecting shipments through at least 2021.