The Washington, DC Circulator system, which serves six routes in Washington and Rosslyn, Virginia, has deployed 14 Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses.
The Circulator provides door-to-door transportation to more than 25 museums, monuments and memorials along the National Mall at a cost of $1 per ride. It provides more than five millions trips each year.
Proterra says the new buses will displace more than 88,000 gallons of diesel and 243,000 pounds of CO2 emissions annually. Over their 12-year lifetime, the 14 buses will result in fuel and maintenance cost savings of more than $6 million.
“This new fleet of electric buses will support our efforts to make Washington the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the nation,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “The DC Circulator is one of the most popular transit systems in the city, and with this addition, we’re doing more to ensure we remain a sustainable, multimodal city for generations to come.”
“As one of the most vibrant and visited cities in the nation, Washington is the perfect place for us to show citizens from across the country and the world that our technology not only dramatically reduces emissions, but also fundamentally improves the rider experience,” said Ryan Popple, CEO of Proterra.