Bermuda rolls out new electric buses

By Rumi Samuel Published on April 15, 2022
Bermuda rolls out new electric buses

Public transport users in Bermuda will now have a smaller carbon footprint as the government has rolled out the first batch of 10 electric buses.

The Department of Public Transportation has 30 buses, and line Minister Lawrence Scott said the whole fleet would be on Bermuda’s roadways in a few weeks.

“With increased environmental awareness, the world is turning to electric vehicles to help reduce roadside emissions, noise pollution and improve air quality; all of which lend to an improved quality of life for Bermuda residents,” Scott said.

“There is a global acceptance that there are several benefits to transitioning to electric vehicles including lower cost, energy efficiency and lower environmental impact.”

Deputy Premier of Bermuda and the Minister of Home Affairs, Walter Roban, said the introduction of these electric buses is a step in the right direction for Bermuda.

“These buses will have manifold benefits for Bermuda, not least reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Bermuda is doing its part to reduce global emissions- even though our efforts are minute compared to other industrialised countries, we can be a beacon to other small island communities who may be hesitant about adopting electric mobility,” he said.

“I look forward to a future where more electric vehicles, both public and private, are generally found on our roads. Just imagine a future where the air quality in Bermuda is great, and near our roadsides, you can walk around free of vehicle exhaust in your face, where the loudest sounds will be our birds by day and our tree frogs; by night is exciting indeed.”

Rumi Samuel

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