Evergy and RideKC are moving energy forward through electric transportation.
Sponsored by Evergy, the first two battery-electric buses in the RideKC transit service arrived in February 2021. One will operate on MAX lines and the other will rotate along other local routes, giving the entire community access to a quieter, more environmentally-friendly bus ride. Thanks to Evergy's Renewables Direct program, these vehicles are powered by 100% renewable energy from Kansas wind farms.
A SMOOTH AND QUIET RIDE.
With no gear shifts or engine vibration, your bus commute will go a lot smoother, and because electric buses have no combustion engine, you can also count on less noise pollution both inside and outside.
ZERO EMISSIONS OR FUMES.
All-electric vehicles produce zero direct emissions, which includes smog-forming pollutants and greenhouse gases. No tailpipe means no exhaust, so you and everyone in your community can breathe a little easier.
ELECTRIC TRANSPORT FOR ALL.
We believe in equal access to clean air, less noise pollution, and more energy-efficient transportation for all citizens. These new buses will rotate to routes throughout Kansas City, so all communities can enjoy the benefits.
For the Tech Curious:
Battery electric bus built by GILLIG and integrated with Cummins’ electrified powertrain and low floor platform.
Looking to upgrade your fleet of vehicles?
Contact Evergy's Fleet Electrification Team to learn more.