Re: Battery-electric bus discussion
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:55 pm
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/06 ... 2-ttc.htmlToronto Transit Commission orders 10 battery-electric buses from New Flyer, option for 30 more
. . .This award supports TTC’s electric bus program, focused on transforming its fleet into a 100% zero-emission fleet by 2040 and buying only emission-free buses starting in 2025.
TTC announced an order of 10 Proterra electric buses last week. (Earlier post.)
New Flyer was one of three candidates invited to collaborate with TTC in the evaluation of battery-electric buses for TTC service, offering buses with long range and overnight charge capability. The collaboration will assist TTC and the greater public transportation community with the development of bus specifications and the integration of future electric-bus procurements.
The Xcelsior CHARGE award is supported by funding from Infrastructure Canada’s Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF), which provides funding for new capital projects and planning and studies for transit growth in support of long-term transit plans. TTC’s electric bus program is also funded in part through the Government of Ontario’s GHG Challenge Fund. Depot charging for the buses will be powered by Toronto Hydro, TTC's electricity provider.