Citibus to unveil two electric buses - FOX34 Lubbock

Citibus to unveil two electric buses

LUBBOCK, Texas -

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, Citibus, in collaboration with the City of Lubbock and Proterra Bus, will host a press conference to announce the deployment of two electric buses.

The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, located at 1501 Mac Davis Lane. The buses will be available on site for participants to see the new technology up-close. They will be staged in the south portion of the Civic Center parking lot, just north of the Mahon Public Library.

“We are eager to unveil and deploy our new Proterra electric buses for the city of Lubbock to see and experience," Citibus General Manager Chris Mandrell said. “These buses are going to allow Citibus to continue to branch out from the traditional ways of doing things.”

The electric buses are powered by clean, renewable energy and are 100 percent electric, according to the City. Each bus emits no tailpipe pollution and provides an opportunity to reduce pollution within the city of Lubbock.

“We’re excited to partner with Citibus in bringing clean, quiet electric buses and charging systems to Lubbock,” Proterra Founder Dale Hill said. “As one of five forward-thinking communities within Texas to adopt Proterra battery electric buses, Lubbock is contributing to a significant transition across the Lone Star State to high performance, zero-emission vehicles.”

Citibus purchased these buses using funding from the FTA Low or No-Emission Bus program and plans to apply for additional funding this year to purchase six more electric buses.

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