It’s Electric! Metro Test Drives Electric Bus in Forest Park

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You might hop on a Forest Park Trolley that looks a little different than the trolleys you’re used to seeing, starting tomorrow July 21. That’s because Metro is testing a refurbished Zero-Emission Propulsion System powered electric bus from Complete Coach Works, and Forest Park visitors will have a chance to join in the test drive.

The electric bus will operate on the #3 Forest Park Trolley route tomorrow through Sunday, July 26, to give our MetroBus operations team a chance to see the bus in action.

“This is a great opportunity to take a closer look at this new technology and see how it operates on the road under changing environmental conditions, like temperature variances and different passenger loads,” said Ray Friem, Executive Director of Metro. “With a better understanding of its full capabilities, we can determine if electric bus technology is a good fit for our MetroBus fleet in the future and if it provides a good return on investment for both Metro and the region’s taxpayers.”

Please read the full article by Matthew Hibbard on NextStop STL.

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