Illinois’ first battery-electric bus fleet makes a home in Moline!

Updated: Jan 3


Illinois’ first battery-electric bus fleet in was placed into service this week in Moline.

MetroLINK introduced their battery-operated fleet during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Moline's SouthPark Mall on April 16, 2018.

The 40-foot buses were paid for through IDOT's Federal Transit Clean Fuels and an FTA Bus and Facilities grant.

MetroLINK received and additional grant on April 6th for $3,165,000 from a U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bus and Bus Infrastructure Program to buy 5 additional buses, charging stations, and passenger shelters.


Charging stations would be solar powered through more than 1,000 rooftop solar panels.

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