Tenn.’s Chattanooga Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) took delivery of their first three BYD K9 electric buses.
"We’re excited about receiving all three vehicles, and getting them out on the streets and tested,” said Lisa Maragnano, CARTA executive director. “We’re pleased about the enhanced service CARTA will provide to the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County through our partnership with BYD and Momentum Dynamics."
As an early adopter of electric vehicle technology, CARTA has paved the way for a cleaner, smarter, and more sustainable future in the transportation industry.
Earlier this year they received a "Smart City" award for their innovative electric vehicle charging and car-share project. The integration of more electric buses will help CARTA achieve their goal of having a zero-emissions fleet. Chattanooga is aggressively pursuing non-traditional transportation planning and infrastructure.
Momentum Dynamics developed a 200-kilowatt wireless charging system to support zero-emission transit buses in Chattanooga. The system automatically charges as passengers load and unload.
BYD North America also recently announced its joint venture with Generate Capital Inc., a financier, owner, and operator of distributed infrastructure, to launch the first electric bus leasing program of its kind in the U.S.