TriMet Electric Bus Deployment

TriMet Electric Bus Deployment

CTE, in partnership with Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet), is managing the deployment of five battery electric New Flyer Xcelsior XE40 buses with on-route fast charging and depot charging in the Portland area. CTE is employing our Route & Technology Analysis to assist with route planning and vehicle specification development, and performance confirmation after delivery. Based on CTE’s analysis TriMet elected to deploy a smaller battery with a higher power charger to better meet the service needs. TriMet will operate the five buses on Route 62 over a challenging 16-hour service day.

Project Manager

Erik Bigelow

Funding Source


Geographic Location

West Coast

Technology Focus

Battery Electric