The Detroit Department of Transportation has officially released four electric buses in revenue service after a launch ceremony on 23 May, marking its commitment to DDOT’s green technology and safe transit. The Proterra electric buses will be incorporated into regular revenue service Monday, May 23, and are the first electric buses in DDOT’s fleet. Electric buses produce fewer emissions, are more energy-efficient, are quieter, and use fewer parts than standard fossil fuel buses, making them a sustainable choice for public transit. The electric bus charging station is set up at Shoemaker Terminal, on the east side of Detroit, electric buses will be assigned to routes based out of that terminal. Each time a Proterra battery-electric bus replaces a diesel bus, 230,000 pounds of carbon pollution are avoided each year, Becker said. Battery electric buses do not depend on fluctuating fuel costs and have fewer parts, which saves on operating and maintenance expenses. They are also noticeably quieter, which makes for a better riding experience and reduced noise pollution.