SNAPPED: Yellowstone National Park testing new electric vehicles

JACKSON, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park Service shared images today of two automated vehicles they will be testing in the park, beginning next month.

“Yesterday, two AV shuttles arrived in Yellowstone,” the park said on social media. “Teams will spend the next month training, mapping, and preparing for their launch on May 24. The data from this pilot will help guide long-term management decisions regarding transportation in national parks.”

The park mentioned that the vehicles are intended to take visitors from campgrounds and hotels to the restaurants and visitor centers.

Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina will join Yellowstone in being the first two parks to test the vehicles.

Photo: YNP
More information about the automated vehicles:
  • There is an operator on board who can take control at any time.
  • They are not operating on the Grand Loop Road and will only take people from campgrounds and hotels to the restaurants and visitor centers.
  • They are low speed.
  • They are limited to 6 passengers and are optional.
  • This is a pilot to test the technology only.

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Posted by Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday, April 20, 2021


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