ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s been one year since Orlando’s first electric bus rolled into The City Beautiful.
As we kick off Mobility Week, which runs through Nov. 5, LYNX, OUC and the City of Orlando are celebrating reaching this milestone.
Eight electric buses are currently in use, already shuttling passengers around Downtown Orlando.
LYNX will add six more battery electric-buses, funded in part by a previously announced $1.9 million “Low or No Emission Grant” from the Federal Transit Administration.
OUC is doing its part by leading the procurement of electric charging stations for the buses and other necessary charging infrastructure.
Electric vehicles, like these buses, play a strategic role as OUC works toward achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer made a proclamation to achieve 100% renewable energy generation by 2050.