Edmonton Orders Electric Buses

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Transit service will replace 25 diesel buses with electric units.

The Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) has ordered 25 new 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 max vehicles, which will replace 25 existing diesel buses. The new electric buses are expected to deliver a cost savings of roughly 30% for service and maintenance.

According to Proterra, their buses remains reliable in extreme weather due to “active thermal management of vehicle batteries and proprietary state of charge algorithms that enable long life, rapid charging and operation in virtually any climate.”

The company will initially supply the City of Edmonton with two electric buses for infrastructure and charging verification, with plans to supply a total of 25 electric buses to be put into regular service in summer 2020.

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