Transportation and Fleet

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Sustainable Transportation

When we say "sustainable transportation", what do we really mean by that? In essence, sustainable transportation is transportation which emits less than average emissions into the atmosphere. On average, a standard passenger vehicle emits 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year (per the Environmental Protection Agency). Any mode of transportation which emits less than this is considered "sustainable".

Electric Vehicles in Boone

As of 2022, the Town of Boone now has 8 public level two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations which are free for all to use (just pay for parking in certain areas). Check out our Electric Vehicle Charging in Boone page to learn more. Additionally, the Town of Boone has created the "Town of Boone EV-Ready Handbook (PDF)"! This handbook is meant to guide and answer any question anyone has regarding electric vehicles.

Boone's First Electric BusElectric Bus

AppalCART, in partnership with the Town of Boone, Watauga County, Appalachian State University, and others have purchased the first electric bus for Boone! AppalCART, Boone's public transportation system, provides free transit to the residents of Boone and Watauga County. With this electric bus, which is fully electric excluding its heating system, residents of Boone are able to commute throughout the Town in a relatively carbon-neutral fashion. Make sure to check it out next time you're in town!

There are many myths which surround EVs. Read below some of the popular myths. Additionally, for more information check out the EPA's Electric Vehicle Myths website!