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Governor Roy Cooper and Greensboro city leaders came out to celebrate the city's move to all-electric buses.

Six electric buses are already operating throughout the city and four more are on order. The rechargeable buses will save the city up to $350,000 per bus each year.

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan said these new buses have other benefits beyond financial savings.

The Proterra company will make the buses that will come to RDU in 2019.
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Updated Sept. 19, 9:15 a.m.

GoTriangle will not receive a competitive federal grant to buy electric buses. The transit authority said in a press release that the application process has better prepared GoRaleigh, GoCary, GoTriangle and Chapel Hill Transit to explore viable alternatives to diesel buses moving forward.