Universal Studios Hollywood Tour Trams Going Electric

BySharita J. Wilson

Apr 17, 2022 #11 Travel Packables, #Aircraft Elevation Travel Direction, #Astrro Click Travel, #Bluegreen Travel Certificate Activation, #Bon Appetit Travel Issue 2015, #Boston Travel Decal, #Brazilian Consulate Minor Travel Authorization, #Calculate Chain Travel On Sprocket, #Che Guevara Travel Notes Book, #Corporate Travel Jobs Virtual, #Cost Figures For Space Travel, #Cut Glass Travel Decanter, #Equate Travel Shampoo, #Eve Travel Ceptor Chart, #Fairview Travel Svc, #Global Travel Slp, #Good Travel Trailer, #Governor Dayton Travel Ban, #Health Travel Coverage Aarp, #Hostoric Outlook On Space Travel, #India Rishikesh Travel, #Jobst Travel M Socks, #Kayak Travel Tallahassee, #Kd Travel And Consulting Glassdoor, #Krypton Time Travel Theory, #Meetup Travel Groups, #Mens Travel Pants Comfortable, #Mike Brauns Travel Habits, #Minowl Ultimate Travel Umbrella, #Morocco Travel Photos, #Morraco Travel Gide, #Mta Travel Operators Organised Excursion, #My Space Travel, #New Zealand Year Travel Visa, #Pattern Jewelry Travel Bag, #Peak Design Travel Backpack 2, #Peninsula Bangok Travel Agent Rates, #People.Change After Travel Divorce, #Personal Travel Books Through Hungary, #Plan F Covering Foreign Travel, #Royal Travel Rv By Design, #San Diego Daily Travel Expenses, #San Fran Travel Hacks, #Summer Travel In Canada, #Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations, #Tsa Approved Travel Bag, #Ucsc Travel Grants, #Us India Travel Ban Vaccinated, #Weather Balloon Travel Speed, #What Is Travel Fantasy.Org

The trams on the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot tour trams are going electric.

Four electric trams have been put in circulation to carry visitors through the historic Universal backlot — the theme park’s signature attraction — officials announced today. By 2025, the park plans to convert its entire fleet of 21 backlot trams from diesel-hydraulic power to electric.

More from Deadline

“I am extremely proud of this innovative undertaking and our commitment to creating a zero-emissions Studio Tour fleet in collaboration with our parent company and local partners,” Scott Strobl, Universal Studios Hollywood executive vice president and general manager, said in a statement. “This is just one of many steps we are taking to transform our business in line with Comcast NBCUniversal’s carbon neutral goal, all while pioneering first-class attractions for our guests.”

Park officials said the new trams are among the first and largest “battery-powered, off-road, high-torque and low-speed mass people movers in the U.S.”

In addition to reducing carbon emissions, the electric trams also run quieter, eliminating the engine noise that could occasionally hamper riders’ ability to hear the narration during the backlot tour.

According to the park, the electric trams will be charged before and after every trip through the studio backlot. The vehicles also build up charge during the tour whenever they travel downhill, thanks to a “regenerative braking feature.”

The project is a collaboration between Universal Studios Hollywood and L.A-based Complete Coach Works to reimagine the trams and move them from diesel-hydraulic engines to electric.

The project is made possible by a grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District — the local regulatory agency that works to reduce air pollution in the region. It was also supported by fund from Southern California Edison and, of course, Comcast NBCUniversal.

The backlot tour has been a Universal Studios staple for more than 50 years, carrying guests on a winding trip through one of Hollywood’s most historic lots, passing sites such as the Bates Motel and ominous hilltop home from Psycho, the Hill Valley town square from Back to the Future, Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives and New York and Western streets used in countless film productions.

The tour is also famed for its tour guides who narrate visitors’ trip through the backlot. Riders on the new electric buses will also be greeted by a video message from Today show co-host and weatherman Al Roker.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Best of Deadline

Sign up for Deadline’s Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Click here to read the full article.