LYNX’s e-bus debuted in downtown Orlando on Oct. 29, 2020.

In their first year of service, the eight LYNX e-buses quietly traversing Orlando’s streets have spared the environment from an infusion of 101 tons of CO2 emissions compared with their diesel-powered predecessors.

Oct. 29, 2021, marks the one-year anniversary of the rollout of the battery powered green buses, all operating on LYNX’s LYMMO Grapefruit, Lime and North Quarter lines. Collectively, the buses have logged nearly 70,000 miles since entering service.

OUC, the City of Orlando and LYNX, Central Florida’s public transportation operator, are partners in the e-bus project, which is expected to reduce carbon emissions even further when six more clean-running buses hit the road in spring 2022.

Electric battery buses will help “transform Orlando into one of the cleanest cities in the nation,” OUC Board member and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said at the e-bus unveiling ceremony in front of City Hall last year.