Metro expands our battery-electric bus fleet
The Metro bus that's rechargeable!
Metro is preparing to put its next generation battery-electric coaches on the road as we continue the transformation of our fleet to zero-emission coaches by 2035. Unlike our electric trolley buses, these heavy-duty battery-electric buses don’t need an overhead wire to keep going. Just charge and go!
Our next generation fleet will have both 60-foot and 40-foot buses. The 60 ft coaches are able to travel approximately 140 miles on a full charge when loaded to approximate a full passenger load. The 40-ft coaches are able to travel approximately 220 miles when charged.
The next generation buses join a fleet in which all our coaches are either fully hybrid (diesel-electric) or zero-emission (electric trolleys and battery-electric). Metro is committed to building the charging infrastructure to support a zero-emission fleet as it makes the transition to purchasing only zero-emission buses beginning as early as 2023 or 2024.
- Access Newsletter (PDF)
- Learn more about Metro's accessible services
- Environmental sustainability at Metro
- King County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP)
- Battery-Electric Bus Implementation Report (PDF)
- Metro is transitioning to a zero-emissions bus fleet (PDF)
- Metro’s report on Feasibility of Achieving a Carbon-Neutral or Zero-Emissions Fleet (PDF)
- Operational Capacity Growth Report (PDF)
- South King County base
- With some all-electric buses, Metro Transit rides into the future
(Seattle Times op-ed by Rob Gannon, Metro's General Manager)