The Community Benefits of Zero Emissions and Quiet Operation – How much is it worth to your residents and ridership to live in the cleaner, quieter world of the EcoRide BE35™? Will more riders come aboard because of the improved experience? Will suburban neighborhoods be more open to transit routes when they have no fear of exhaust emissions and noise? Will people impacted by respiratory illnesses in urban areas literally breathe easier? We believe the answer to all of these is a resounding “yes.”
Moreover, depending on the fuel source used to generate the electricity used by the buses, greenhouse gases can be greatly reduced. You'll see a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions if your electricity comes from coal, natural gas or other petroleum based sources (Proterra's EcoRide produces 44% less carbon than CNG). If your electricity is from solar, wind, nuclear, geothermal or hydro power, Proterra's EcoRide can go as far as providing a zero-emissions transit solution - a truly spectacular reduction in your carbon footprint.