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12 Popular International Cities Pledge To Only Buy Electric Buses Starting In 2025

By Brian Spaen

Major cities are going to see an electrified upgrade to public transportation within the next decade. 12 different mayors from around the world have pledged to only buy electric buses beginning in 2025. It’s a significant milestone considering this breakthrough technology is still in its infancy and is very expensive.

Two of the 12 cities that have made the declaration for greener buses in the United States are Los Angeles and Seattle. The former has already had measures in place to replace their diesel-powered buses. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority already aimed for 2030 as the date where all their public transit would be electrified. Its last diesel bus ended its run in 2011 and they have ordered 100 fully electric buses.

“Responding to climate change’s threat requires big thinking and bold action,” Tim Burgess, Seattle’s mayor, said while making the pledge in Paris. “By reaffirming our commitment to a zero emission transportation system, Seattle is proud to join our friends around the world in demonstrating the power of cities to lead on climate.”