BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Six new green buses were brought to the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) fleet on Tuesday.

These new additions bring CATS’ total of BYD | RIDE electric buses to 15.

“We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with the Capital Area Transit System,” said Patrick Duan, Senior Vice President of BYD | RIDE. “With these repeat orders and their ongoing support, we are eager to continue providing sustainable transportation solutions to Baton Rouge.”

The 30-foot electric buses feature industry-leading battery technology, can seat up to 20 passengers, and can work for up to almost 200 miles.

“CATS is excited to make good on our commitment to a sustainable future with the introduction of new BYD electric buses,” said Theo Richards, CATS Interim CEO. “These state-of-the-art electric buses not only reduce our environmental footprint, but also offer our passengers a quieter and more comfortable ride, demonstrating our dedication to both sustainability and passenger satisfaction.”