University of Montana to Become First US Campus to Launch Fast-Charging Electric Buses

Students of the University of Montana recently launched its first fast-charging buses, following a decision to "go electric" with its fleet.

Vehicle manufacturer Proterra offers fast-charging electric vehicles, and ASUM is its first university client. ASUM Transportation ordered two 40-foot Catalyst fast-charge buses and a charging station for its campus routes in February following years of planning. The first of those vehicles arrives in Missoula this week, and Homecoming parade watchers will get to see the new vehicle with its lively graphic design and near-silent operation.

The purchase was supported with Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

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Date Posted: 10/13/2016