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DART unveils its new fleet of electric buses

The transit provider said they are excited to bring clean transportation to central Iowa.

DES MOINES, Iowa — DART's new electric buses are now cruising the streets of Des Moines. 

They unveiled seven all-electric buses, which were bought through a partnership with MidAmerican Energy. There was no cost to taxpayers to cover this fleet.

"[We] are really excited to bring clean transportation to the greater Des Moines region," spokesperson Erin Hockman said. "These are the first electric buses in the state of Iowa. We are really excited to test out this new technology and see how it works here."

The electric buses are now running on route 60 in Des Moines, which is along Ingersoll Avenue and University Avenue.