Electric Vehicles

New Electric Buses Lowered Operating Costs by 75 Percent

July, 2019

Dinero Washington, CEO, Shreveport Area Transit System (SporTran)


Every one of the 50 diesel and CNG buses in the Shreveport Area Transit System (SporTran) fleet costs about $40,000 per year in fuel and maintenance — a huge hit on fares and city funds — and limited the routes and services SporTran could offer its riders. But with the help of a grant, SporTran added five electric buses to its fleet, lowering their fuel and operating costs by 75 percent. To see how Shreveport, La., is driving toward a cleaner, healthier fleet, read this case study.