Fleet Electrification

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In 2019, Wichita became the first city in Kansas to add 100% electric, zero-emission buses to its fleet. They provide a quiet, comfortable ride, and each overnight charge provides enough power to travel 150 miles. Evergy partners with Wichita Transit to provide lower electricity rates for overnight charging.

In May of 2021, the Q-LINE rolled out an entirely new fleet of battery-electric vehicles.

The existing fleet of 11 battery-electric buses will soon be accompanied by seven additional battery-electric demand-response paratransit. Whenever possible, new vehicle acquisitions will be battery-electric models.

Learn More About the Proterra Catalyst

Proterra logo in front of an electric bus



The Catalyst Built To Be Electric. Designed from the start as an exclusively electric vehicle, the Catalyst delivers exceptional route flexibility and proven operational performance, with the greatest range of any zero-emission, battery-electric bus in its class.

Recent Grant Awards

Wichita Transit is fortunate for recent federal grant awards. In addition to regular formula grants, Wichita has won competitive awards for capital projects. Recent grant awards include:

  • 2018 states' first four battery-electric buses
  • 2018 $2.6 Million to replace the aging Q-LINE trolleys with zero-emission vehicles
  • 2020 $14.2 Million to construct the Delano Multimodal Transportation Center
  • 2022 $3.95 Million for 10 battery electric zero-emission demand-response vans

Blue electric bus with Evergy on the side. Text that says ride electric and route 24