Metro has committed to transitioning its entire 1,600-bus fleet to zero-emission vehicles by 2042. Starting in 2027, all new buses Metro purchases will be zero-emission buses. By that year, Metro will have opened its first all-electric bus garage, on 14th St., NW.
Earlier this year, Metro announced it would speed up the transition to electric, sliding the target up by three years, from 2045 to 2042. The first phase of the transition, which starts this year, will include 12 new electric buses — ten standard buses and two articulated buses.