Everett City Council Approves 9 More All-Electric Buses

March 24, 2021

Everett Government


In 2018 Everett began buying all-electric buses. Photo credit: Everett Transit

In the Everett Transit Bus Fleet of 42 fixed-routes buses, currently 7 coaches are all-electric. That number will more than double as the Everett City Council Wednesday approved acceptance of grant funds totaling over $9.2 million dollars to add 9 more all-electric buses to the fleet.

The grants came from the Federal Transit Administration and the Department of Ecology and did not require any matching funds from City of Everett.

The grant also covers the cost of three chargers and six transmitters at the Everett Transit Operations Base. That will bring the total number of all-electric buses to 16 as the city of Everett, Washington works to a goal of an all-electric fleet.

The newest all-electric buses will replace diesel buses that date back as far as 1994. The switch to vehicles friendlier to the climate began more than a decade ago as the city began buying Diesel-electric hybrid buses.

Beginning in 2018 Everett Transit began buying all-electric and that is the plan moving forward for all of the buses on fixed-routes.

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