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DASH Tests All-Electric Bus

The Alexandria (VA) Transit Company (ATC) showcased a state-of-the-art all-electric bus from New Flyer at a recent event that included free rides for the public.

ATC, which operates as DASH, also placed the bus in regular service for a week in February. Passengers rode free and were asked to complete a survey about their experience.

“Through our ongoing commitment towards evaluating and investing in green technology, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and planning for a sustainable future, we have been able to partner with New Flyer Industries of North America to pilot an all-electric ‘Xcelsior CHARGE’ transit bus right here in our home city,” said Josh Baker, ATC general manager/chief executive officer.

Baker also reported that DASH is on schedule to remove all its diesel buses from service by the end of 2019, an accomplishment he said will reduce its total fleet greenhouse gas emissions by more than 95 percent compared to 10 years ago.

DASH displayed this New Flyer all-electric bus in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

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