CHICAGO (CBS) — The CTA will start testing six new all-electric buses on Friday.
You’ll recognize the new buses by their bright blue exterior.READ MORE: Electrical Fire At O'Hare International Airport Closes Pedestrian Tunnel
The CTA will test the performance of the buses over the next couple months.READ MORE: COVID-19 Update: Indiana Reports 1,263 New Cases, 5 Additional Deaths
The electric buses will travel the busy route #66, along Chicago Avenue between Navy Pier and Austin Boulevard.
The CTA said the buses feature a quiet ride, and clean air emissions, and will help reduce the agency’s fuel costs.MORE NEWS: Ed's Driveway: Ford Mustang EcoBoost
CTA plains to have an all-electric bus fleet in the next 20 years.