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Norwalk takes its first major step towards the goal of 100% zero-emission battery-electric bus fleet

by Hews Media Group

Norwalk, CA – On Monday, December 13, 2021, the City of Norwalk’s Norwalk Transit System (NTS) unveiled its first battery-electric buses to its fleet, as well as its ChargePoint electric charging stations. Congressmember Grace Napolitano, who is on the United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, was in attendance and gave some thoughtful comments on the importance of this transition.

“The NTS has continued to provide the community with efficient and economical public transportation services, all while keeping with its commitment to quality, safety, and effectiveness,” said Mayor Jennifer Perez, “The NTS has been operating for 47 years and services several neighboring communities, which makes this transition to an all-electric battery fleet important for future generations to enjoy.”

The buses were built by GILLIG of Livermore, California, in collaboration with Cummins of Columbus, Indiana who designed and manufactured the electric propulsion system for the bus. They are equipped with six onboard batteries and can be fully charged in under four hours.

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