The U.S.-China Race to Zero Emissions (R2ZE) challenge aims to promote the development and adoption of innovative Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) technology and to stimulate demand for ZEBs, leading to greater economic growth and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Through this collaborative and friendly competition, R2ZE encourages transit agencies to incorporate new generations of advanced, non-polluting ZEBs into their fleets and onto streets in the United States and China.


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March 8, 2017

A new report and recommendation recently released by King County Executive Dow Constantine shows how Metro Transit could completely transition the bus fleet to zero-emission powered by renewable energy between 2034 and 2040.

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March 4, 2017

UGA matched a $10 million grant from the GO! Transit Capital Program with another $5 million in order to add 19 electric buses to its fleet. Transit plans to replace 12 buses with 19-20 zero-emission electric buses, starting with the oldest models.

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January 13, 2017

The U.S. DOT and the Chinese Ministry of Transport announced the official guidelines for the R2ZE Challenge. The guidelines provide details on how the race will be conducted and how transit agencies can join the race.

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