Los Angeles to have fully electric bus fleet by 2030
Authorities said the project, which involves the purchase of 2,200 vehicles, would cost some $1 billion over the next ten years.
"Today's vote represents an enormous investment in the future of a healthy and prosperous Los Angeles," said Hilda Solis, a Metro Board Member.
The current fleet operates on compressed natural gas (CNG), seen as the most environmentally-friendly option when the buses were purchased in the 1990s.
A CNG coalition had previously protested the transition, arguing that, while the goals were worthy, electric buses were not yet a reliable technology. ■