Three electric HOP buses now operating in Boulder

May 20—Boulder has put three zero-emission electric HOP buses into service on the local routes in Boulder.

The buses, which were designed and manufactured by Proterra, are 100% electric and emission-free and charged with renewable, solar energy, a city news release states.

Additionally, the buses are quieter and can travel more than 200 miles on a single charge. They also are five times more fuel-efficient than standard diesel buses and have lower operating costs than diesel buses since they don't require maintenance of an engine or exhaust system.

Boulder's HOP buses have stops at a number of frequented destinations such as the 29th Street mall, Folsom Field and downtown Boulder.

The electric buses will operate on both the clockwise and counter-clockwise routes.

In the news release, the city state that it introduced the electric buses to help in Boulder's progress toward its clean energy and climate goals. The effort is in partnership with Via Mobility Services, which operates the HOP through a contract with the city.