The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) in Houston, Texas, has placed an order for 40 electric buses from Nova Bus, a member of the Volvo Group.
The bus manufacturer has been awarded a contract for 20 LFSe+ in addition to 20 options as part of METRO’s sustainability initiative.
The METRO Board authorised the immediate purchase of 20 of those electric buses, which are expected to be in operation by the fourth quarter of 2022.
The purchase supports METRO’s ambition for 100% zero-emission bus procurement by 2030 in Houston.
US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said: “This is great news for New York and a big step forward for sustainable transportation.
“The purchase of forty of Nova Bus’ LFSe+ zero-emission, long-range, electric buses, destined for Texas and built in Plattsburgh, NY is a culmination of years of innovative design and great planning. Nova Bus’ electric bus production is a critical pillar of the North Country’s economy and is creating a greener future for transportation.”