Duluth Electric Bus Deployment

Duluth Electric Bus Deployment

CTE is partnering will partner with Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) in Duluth, MN and Proterra for this battery electric bus deployment. This FTA LoNo funded program will deploy six Proterra 40′ fast charge battery electric buses with two in-route fast charge stations. CTE will assist DTA in analyzing route data and will work with DTA to determine realistic use scenarios, aid in planning for vehicle deployment, and collecting and analyzing operational data during the demonstration. One of the charging stations will be at DTA’s new multimodal transit hub, and the other will be at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. By replacing some of the oldest diesel buses in the fleet, DTA is further magnifying the air quality impact of the 6 proposed all-electric buses.

Project Manager

Erik Bigelow

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Technology Focus

Battery Electric