This spring, we welcomed the arrival of Metro’s new 60-foot battery electric coach.

As “Big Brother” goes through its final testing and prepares to go into service this fall, “Little Brother” has rolled onto the scene!

These 40-foot New Flyer coaches can seat up to 36 people, including the driver, and boasts a range of approximately 220 miles on a single charge.

Metro’s newest coach, a battery-electric bus, ready to roll off its trailer.

After testing, this new coach will become part of a Metro fleet making the transition to zero-emission vehicles powered by renewable energy. Starting this fall through early 2022, 40 battery electric coaches will go into service.

Last fall, Metro retired its last diesel-only coaches, joining only a handful of large transit agencies in the U.S. that have a fleet that does not include fully-diesel coaches. Metro has committed to purchasing only zero-emission buses beyond 2023 and building the charging infrastructure to support them. These steps will help us meet our zero-emission goal by 2035.

“Little Brother” is expected to join “Big Brother” in driving into a greener future this winter.