Metro test drives the Proterra electric, zero-emission bus - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Metro test drives zero-emission bus

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Metro's operations team gave the Proterra electric bus a test drive on Tuesday.

The zero-emission bus was manufactured in South Carolina and offers many green benefits. The bus is quiet and doesn't use diesel fuel which could result in a saving of more than $300,000 over the life of the bus. It can travel about 40 miles before recharging and only takes about 10 minutes to recharge. Also, more than 80 percent of the parts are made in the United States.

Metro says there are no immediate plans to buy this bus, but they are reviewing the innovate technology to learn more about its possible uses.

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