Everett Transit's Electric Fleet
A Greener Everett
In 2018, Everett Transit introduced its first Proterra electric bus - a bold step to advance the agency's commitment to climate action and to modernize its fleet, making its operations more sustainable. Shortly after, Everett Transit added eight more Proterra electric buses in service.
As a result, through mid-2022, more than 2,295,000 pounds of CO2 emissions were reduced in Everett.
Standing behind the slogan, “Charging towards a greener Everett”, Everett Transit is committed to creating a system that uses an all-electric fleet.
In 2023, ten Gillig electric buses will replace diesel buses that are past their useful life, and the positive impact on our environment will continue to increase.
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Clean Miles and Fuel Saved
Since the Proterra electric buses have been in service, Everett Transit has:
- Traveled more than 500,000 clean miles
- Cut diesel fuel use by more than 110,000 gallons
- Eliminated significant noise pollution
Cost Savings and Operational Efficiency
- Though fuel prices continue to fluctuate, electric buses save an average of $6,000 a month for the fleet
- Electric buses are more efficient, with an average of more than double the miles per gallon equivalent of the diesel/hybrid-diesel fleet
In addition to the charging stations at its Operations Center, Everett Transit has acquired funding for the purchase and installation of six inductive chargers at College Station, Everett Station, and Seaway Transit Center. Inductive chargers are at ground level, and they charge the batteries while the bus is over the charger, waiting for its next trip, without the bus having to be plugged in (similar to how a cell phone would rest on a charger pad). These charging stations along the route allow buses to extend the amount of time they are utilized daily.
Everett Transit also partnered with Snohomish County PUD to install a single inductive charger at the new Eclipse Mill Park, in the Riverside Neighborhood.
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As electric paratransit vehicles become available, Everett Transit will explore those options as it replaces its paratransit vans in the future.