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Lane Transit District Buying Its First All-Electric Buses


BYD, known as Build Your Dream, is a major producer of batteries and electric vehicles in China. The Lane Transit District is finalizing a contract to purchase 10 buses from BYD — five all-electric buses and five hybrid buses — with an option to buy 70 more buses in the following four years.

BYD, known as Build Your Dream, is a major producer of batteries and electric vehicles in China. The Lane Transit District is finalizing a contract to purchase 10 buses from BYD — five all-electric buses and five hybrid buses — with an option to buy 70 more buses in the following four years.

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Lane Transit District is ordering its first all-electric buses, which officials say will offer passengers a quieter ride and help the transit agency reduce operating costs and move another step toward a low-emission fleet.

LTD is finalizing contracts to buy 10 vehicles — five all-electric buses and five hybrid diesel-electric vehicles — to replace buses in the fleet that have reached the end of their useful life, with an option to buy 70 more all-electric or hybrid buses during the following four years.

The all-electric buses are scheduled to be in service by next fall.

The estimated price tag is more than $7 million, and the agency will pay with federal and local money.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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