ElDorado National (California) announced it has begun delivering E-Z Rider II buses, equipped with a hybrid-electric powertrain, to the Georgia Institute of Technology.
A total of nine buses will be in operation on the Atlanta campus as part of the university’s commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2050, according to ENC's news release.
Through its partner, Creative Bus Sales, ENC has started delivering the first of nine 35-inch E-Z Rider II buses equipped with BAE hybrid-electric systems.
The Georgia Tech fleet will feature GPS technology with geofencing. When inside the geofenced “green zone” areas on the campus, the buses will automatically switch from clean diesel to 100% battery electric power, eliminating emissions and noise on campus.
“ENC has been a leader in alternative fuel options for universities, airports, and transit applications for over 40 years,” said Jason Moore, VP/GM of ENC. “We are excited to partner with Georgia Tech to help them reach their carbon-neutral goal with our latest innovation in hybrid-electric transportation.”