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May 1, 2018

New 100% Electric DC Circulator Buses

by Korrea Johnston

Ready to meet the new fleet?! As of May 1, 2018, DC Circulator will be rolling out brand new 100% electric buses! Manufactured right here in the United States, the new 3000 Series Electric Proterra E2 Catalyst buses run on 100 percent battery electric propulsion. The vehicles will bring clean, quiet, zero-emission transportation to more than 4.8 million annual riders and the Circulator’s approximate 200 drivers.

Not only will DC Circulator’s electric bus rollout make it the largest electric bus fleet in the DC metro area and the whole East Coast, but it will also be one of the largest electric bus fleets nationwide!

Benefits of 3000 Series Electric Buses

  • Electricity replaces 88,900 gallons of diesel every year
  • Eliminates more than 244,000 pounds of CO2 emissions annually
  • Saves more than $6 million in costs during a 12-year lifetime
  • Reduces noise pollution throughout the District

Features of 3000 Series Electric Buses

  • FREE public Wi-Fi available for connection
  • USB ports near almost every seat for charging personal devices
  • Digital display screens featuring the latest commuter news, information, and entertainment
  • State-of-the-art pedestrian safety alert system
  • Powerful, driver-controlled air conditioning system
  • Wider doors, larger windows, community seating, and increased standing room for more comfortable rides
For just $1 per ride, DC Circulator provides public transportation to the District’s main attractions and most lively neighborhoods for business, culture, and entertainment. Serving six distinct routes across Washington, DC, Circulator buses provide close to five million trips a year, servicing each stop every 10 minutes. Now that the buses have gone electric, it’s even easier to provide simple, sustainable, and affordable transit to residents, commuters, and visitors around the nation’s capital.
 
What are you waiting for?! NOW is the time to ride the new 3000 Series Electric Bus and meet the fleet. Tweet about your experience with #MeetTheFleetDC.


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