Roseville Transit takes first step toward all-electric fleet

Updated August 19, 2021
Roseville Transit is transitioning to a zero-emission fleet with the purchase of five all-electric buses. The 40-foot vehicles are estimated to debut in late 2022. 

These new buses will help operate the Commuter service which runs 10 weekday express routes between Roseville and downtown Sacramento. Passengers will also enjoy access to their own USB charging ports.  

“This is an important first step in switching Roseville Transit to a zero-emission fleet. The move will reduce our footprint and help improve air quality,” said Mike Dour, Alternative Transportation Manager for the City of Roseville. 

The change from renewable diesel to all-electric vehicles will lower ongoing fuel and maintenance costs. Reliable and low-cost electricity will be supplied by the city-owned Roseville Electric Utility

The rest of Roseville Transit’s fleet will gradually be replaced over the next few years as buses are retired. Starting in 2029, all new bus purchases in California are required to be zero-emission. 

A charging depot will also be constructed at the City’s Corporation Yard during the next year. 

The Proterra buses were purchased under a State of California contract and paid for by $3 million from the Federal Transit Administration, $1.7 million from California's Transportation Development Act, $400,000 from the Sacramento Emergency Clean Air & Transportation program, and $185,012 in California Department of Transportation State of Good Repair funds. No City of Roseville General Fund or Measure B money is contributing to the purchase.

Learn more about clean air updates to other City of Roseville fleet vehicles. 

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