Nova Bus is one of the bus manufacturers who will provide electric buses for the project, with delivery planned for 2019.
In collaboration with the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), Nova Bus recently announced the launch of a Canada-wide project for the integration of electric buses and charging infrastructure.
The first phase of the project will entail the deployment of 18 buses and the installation of charging stations on bus routes in the cities of Vancouver in British Colombia, and Brampton and York Region in Ontario.
“This project intends to demonstrate electric buses are cross-compatible with manufacturers’ charging solutions, all with a view to sustainability, which is a key value for Nova Bus’ development,” said Emmanuelle Toussaint, Vice President Legal, Regulatory and Public Affairs of Nova Bus and board member of CUTRIC. “Our participation in this project, as in the Cité Mobilité project in Montréal, reflects our desire and ability to work effectively with various stakeholders to make Canada and its metropolitan networks world leaders in sustainable, efficient and safe urban transportation.”