Connecticut Transit Replaces Electric Bus Fleet with Diesels Following Massive Battery Fire
Just one day after officials promoted the passage of the Connecticut Clean Air Act, CTtransit, the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s bus service, has pulled its entire fleet of electric buses OFF THE ROAD, due to one bursting into flames.
The electric vehicles have been replaced with traditional diesel-powered buses.
The CTtransit bus caught on fire in a Hamden parking lot on Saturday morning and resulted in two workers and a firefighter being sent to the hospital.
Hamden fire officials said: “Lithium-ion battery fires are difficult to extinguish due to the thermal chemical process that produces great heat and continually reignites.”
Two transit workers were hospitalized as a precaution after being exposed to the smoke and a firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion.
The MILLION-DOLLAR bus was delivered in December 2021 and began service in January 2022, according to CTtransit spokesperson Josh Rickman.
“The bus, last operated on July 20, on routes 243 and 265, and was not in service at the time of the incident,” Rickman said. “Bus fires are rare, but can occur similar to cars. This is CTtransit’s first fire incident with a battery electric bus. Bus operators, maintenance staff and others undergo extensive training and safety protocols are in place.”
Due to the fire, the entire electric bus fleet has been pulled from service as a precaution.
“The importance of rider safety is demonstrated by taking these buses out of service and ensuring a thorough investigation is completed prior to any redeployment of the fleet,” Rickman said. “We have deployed diesel buses to make sure people get to where they need to be.”
Read more at the New Haven Register here.
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