Sonoma County Orders 10 Proterra Electric Buses

Sonoma County in Northern California has purchased ten battery-electric Proterra transit buses.

These vehicles will be delivered between between 1 July and 31 August 2024 to replace ten compressed natural gas (CNG) buses currently in operation.

The ordered vehicles will join three all-electric buses already serving in the county’s 49-bus fleet, as well as six all-electric buses expected to arrive in June this year. Each bus is valued at 1,028,704 USD.

Sonoma County Electric Buses
Sonoma County Transit ordered the new buses from Proterra, which is based in California

The new buses will be deployed on Sonoma County Transit’s main intercity routes between Monte Rio, Santa Rosa and Sonoma, and between Petaluma, Santa Rosa and Cloverdale.

Chris Coursey, chair of the Board of Supervisors said:

“With this investment, Sonoma County jumps to the head of the class when it comes to achieving California’s zero emissions targets. There’s no better representation of our commitment to climate action and resiliency than transitioning our public transportation infrastructure to zero emissions ahead of schedule.”

The new buses will feature high-back reclining passenger seats, a video security system, on-board Wi-Fi, a passenger information system and electronic fareboxes.

They will have a minimum range of 300 miles between charges.

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