Wichita Transit welcomed four brand new Proterra Catalyst Electric Buses on Thursday, December 12, 2019 making Wichita the first city in Kansas to operate 100% electric, zero emission buses. They provide a quiet, comfortable ride, and each overnight charge provides enough power to travel 150 miles. Evergy is partnering with Wichita Transit to provide lower electricity rates for overnight charging.
These buses will hit the street early in 2020 and will see service on all bus routes. They will soon be accompanied by seven additional battery-electric vehicles that will replace our aging Q-line trolleys.