THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM | ELECTRIFYING THE FLEET: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
 
A discussion featuring Dale Schaefer, Director of Product Development for Metro Transit, and Matt Crawford, Transit Director at City Utilities of Springfield

Pioneering fleet managers around the world are exploring alternatives to internal-combustion engines. The benefits to bus riders and their communities of an electrified fleet are undeniable. Electric buses are much quieter than their diesel predecessors, cheaper to maintain, and they don’t leave behind the black clouds that are standard on many of today’s public transit routes. Challenges such as funding, infrastructure, and scheduling charging times will still need to be overcome to achieve a greener fleet. Find out more from thepanel of transit providers on opportunities and challenges ahead by going electric.