Hallandale Beach Unveils ‘Cloud Nine’ Electric Bus Fleet Pioneering Green Transportation

Hallandale Beach saw the launch of the Cloud on April 4, 2024—an all-electric bus fleet geared towards shaping a greener future. Commencing its complimentary service on April 5, 2024, this fleet of nine electric vehicles stands as one of Florida’s largest municipal electric bus fleets, embodying the City’s steadfast dedication to progress and environmental stewardship.

City Manager Dr. Jeremy Earle articulated, “The City of Hallandale Beach is steadfast in its resolve to achieve carbon neutrality by 2055, and the Cloud bus fleet embodies just one facet of our multifaceted approach towards this goal.” By embracing clean electric power, the City not only champions a healthier environment but also endeavors to enhance the quality of life for its residents and visitors alike.

The Cloud represents a cog in the wheel of Hallandale Beach’s broader vision for electric transportation, which encompasses e-bikes, electric vehicles, and more. Bolstering this initiative, the City’s police department boasts 13 all-electric vehicles alongside 49 hybrid Police Interceptors—the most extensive fleet of its kind nationwide.

With a total investment of $5.9 million, the Cloud fleet and its charging infrastructure owe their existence to a $3.4 million grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and a $2.5 million contribution from the City.

The Cloud service offers a gamut of benefits, including expanded bus routes with two new stops at Walmart and Aventura Mall, and larger vehicles to cater better to community needs. This acquisition of nine vehicles evokes a feeling akin to being on “Cloud Nine.”

Operating from Monday to Sunday between 7 a.m. to either 7 p.m. or 7:54 p.m., depending on the route and day, the Cloud provides four distinct routes. For more details on the Cloud service, including usage guidance and route information, individuals can contact (954) 457-2220, Option 6, or visit www.thecloudhb.com.