Electrifying Transit

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On July 4, 2018, Everett Transit unveiled its very first electric bus-- this was a giant leap towards the modernization of the agency’s fleet. Since that day, Everett Transit has placed eight more all-electric buses in service.

Standing behind the slogan, “CHARGING TOWARDS A GREENER EVERETT”, Everett Transit has committed itself to creating a system that uses an all-electric fleet from beginning to end of day. The next major step in this process is the implementation of inductive charging. Everett Transit has acquired funding for the purchase and installation of six inductive chargers to be located at Mall Station, Everett Station, and Seaway Transit Center. Additionally, Snohomish County PUD and Everett Transit have partnered together to install a single inductive charger at the new Eclipse Mill Park, in the Riverside Neighborhood. This partnership will also share the story of Everett’s electric history and the progress being made throughout the city to bring renewable, clean energy to the transit agency.

Since beginning the transition away from diesel powered vehicles, Everett Transit has:

  • Reduced its environmental impact by more than 1,200 tons, roughly 2,295,000 pounds
  • Cut diesel fuel usage by more than 130,000 gallons after traveling nearly 500,000 miles
  • Eliminated significant noise pollution caused by outdated motor and exhaust systems

Interesting Stats

Number of electric buses9
Proterra Catalyst E2
7
Proterra ZX5
2
Total miles driven499,153


Fuel cost comparison
Electric
$0.39

~ $6,720 per month

   10 MPGe
Diesel
$0.94

~ $84,370 per month

   5 MPG
Total gallons (annually)14.340 per bus
NNO 2018 [eBus 6]
eBus [B0700 - B0708]

Next step

In August of this year, Everett Transit will receive its first Gillig Battery Electric Bus, 9 additional Gillig buses are scheduled to arrive by December 2022. These buses are built on the Gillig Hybrid Bus platform and will be a familiar look and feel for both customers and transit operators. Each bus will be equipped with several upgrades as compared to the Proterra Catalyst and ZX5 series buses, including new and improved air filtration systems, larger and stronger Cummins drive train, and inductive charging capability.

Everett Transit's goal is to have a 100% all-electric, zero emissions fleet by the end of 2028. Everett Transit will continue working to expand inductive charging throughout Everett.