US: DART’s First Long-Range Electric Bus Enters Service

Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) first long-range electric bus has begun regular revenue service on Route 20.

The Proterra ZX5 Max electric bus is equipped with six lithium-ion battery packs and has a range of almost 300 miles.

Each battery pack stores 112.5kWh of charge, providing a total of 675kWh. To enhance the vehicle’s efficiency, regenerative braking captures the energy normally lost to heat and returns it to the battery packs.

DART Electric Bus
DART’s first long-range electric bus

For passenger convenience, the new transit bus features USB ports for charging and two large information monitors.

This long-range vehicle will join the seven Proterra Catalyst 35  electric buses that are currently in service on Route 28.

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