University Of California Irvine Goes Green With 20 BYD Electric Buses

By Larry E. Hall The University of Claifornia Irvine is poised to become the first college campus in the U.S. to switch its entire bus fleet to zero emissions for the 2017-18 academic year.
The student-funded and operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD (Build Your Dreams) for $15 million that will be built at BYD’s plant in nearby Lancaster, Calif. The new buses will join a hydrogen fuel cell bus already in operation.
Students approved a measure to pay an additional $40 per quarter per student to the Associated Students of UCI to cover the bus purchase and startup costs, essentially

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