The Duluth Transit Authority is doing something that hasn't been done before in the state of Minnesota, running electric buses on their routes.

7 new electric buses will be operating in the DTA's fleet at a cost of $1 million per bus.

The new buses are 100% electric expect for an auxiliary heater. The electric buses are a little bigger than the old school buses and have bigger windows.

According to the Duluth News Tribune, the buses are designed to charge overnight and be able to travel 170 miles or 7-8 hours at a time. Other cities that use electric buses sometimes quick charge in between routes.


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