The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently notified LYNX, Central Florida’s mass transit provider, that it will receive a $1.9 million Low or No Emission (Low.No) grant to purchase or lease zero-emission and low-emission busses. Expanding our mission to electrify Orlando, OUC will assist in procuring charging stations and batteries to help LYNX deploy seven battery electric buses to operate on the LYMMO Grapefruit, Lime and North Quarter lines. This will bring the total number of electric buses to 8, the first of which, will be received in June of 2020.
This grant announcement comes after OUC Commissioners approved a partnership with LYNX in May for the two companies to work together to pilot electric buses. LYNX will benefit from real-world operating experiences and OUC from important battery performance data. Vehicle electrification is not only conducive for the environment, but also to increasing OUC’s electric load as customers use less electricity from conservation efforts.
“We are proud to work with LYNX and the City of Orlando to electrify transportation across our region. We’ve worked hard to create a robust charging infrastructure for residents and now we’re excited to make an even greater impact with mass transit,” said Clint Bullock, General Manager & CEO.
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