SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Marin Transit is launching a pilot project to test the technology of two 35-foot, zero-emission BYD electric buses, SFBay reports.

The $1.6 million pilot project will evaluate the performance, reliability, cost, and sustainability of the buses on various routes throughout Marin County.

The project is financed with a grant from the Federal Transit Administration, local Measure A transportation sales tax revenue for capital projects, and a Bay Area Air Quality Management District grant for heavy duty zero-emission vehicles, with a $111,000-per-vehicle voucher to the manufacturer from the California Air Resources Board, which will reduce Marin Transit’s vehicle purchase price. For the full story, click here.