City of Orlando, OUC, and LYNX Unveil the First Electric LYMMO Bus
Last updated on October 28, 2020
Time to Charge Up Orlando! City of Orlando, OUC, and LYNX partner to Unveil the First Zero-Emission Electric LYMMO Bus to the LYNX Fleet
On Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will join City Commissioners, LYNX CEO Jim Harrison, Orlando Utilities Commission —The Reliable One Board of Commissioners President Cesar Calvet, and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to unveil the first zero-emission electric LYMMO bus before it goes into service on the LYMMO Grapefruit Line.
This electric bus is the first investment toward achieving the city’s sustainability goal for transitioning LYMMO, downtown Orlando’s fare-free circulator, to a 100% zero-emissions fleet by 2025.
In addition to this electric bus, seven additional zero-emission, all-electric buses will be added to service by the end of this year. These new buses, funded through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low or No Emission Vehicle Grant, will be quieter and cleaner than their predecessors, improving the overall ride experience for users and air quality for everyone in Orlando.
Also in 2021, through additional FTA grant funding, six more electric buses will also be added which will bring the zero-emission fleet of LYMMO buses to a total of 14.
Through the partnership, OUC is installing charging stations to provide efficient recharging for each LYMMO bus when not in service.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
City Hall Plaza
400 South Orange Avenue
Media planning to attend are required to RSVP by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 29, by contacting Samantha Holsten, City of Orlando Public Information Officer, at 321-418-9361 (cell) or email@example.com (email).
In alignment with CDC guidelines, media is encouraged to wear a cloth face covering and to maintain six feet of physical distance between others at all times.