A U.S. transit industry first: TriMet’s new electric buses powered entirely by wind

TriMet partners with Portland General Electric for a cleaner future with official launch of zero-emissions bus technology

Apr. 16, 2019

In what is believed to be a transit industry first in the United States, TriMet’s all-electric buses will be powered by 100 percent wind energy. TriMet and project partner Portland General Electric made the historic announcement on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. As Oregon’s largest transit provider, TriMet has committed to a non-diesel bus fleet by 2040 PGE. The initial journey toward a non-diesel fleet now begins with battery-electric buses that will be powered by PGE’s Clean Wind℠ renewable energy program.