When it comes to innovative clean technology, seeing is believing.

That's why, at the Global Climate Summit in California, our national network teamed up with Proterra, a leading innovator in electric transportation, to kick off the September event with a tour billed as "States plug in to electric buses."

“By transitioning quickly to all-electric buses, we can clear the air we breathe and reduce the risks of global warming," said Andrea McGimsey, senior director of our Global Warming Solutions campaign.

Delegations from 10 states attended, joining us for a tour of Proterra's battery manufacturing facility and a discussion of the transition to zero carbon transportation. We also gave attendees copies of the report “Electric Buses: Clean Transportation for Healthier Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air,” which documents why electric buses are superior to older diesel-spewing technology.

The technology to electrifying our bus fleets is ready; it's time to make the switch.

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Photo: Delegations from 10 states attended our "States Plug-in to Electric Buses" event at Proterra headquarters on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Credit: Erica Hsu