By CRM Staff
Saint-Eustache, Quebec — April 17, 2018 — In a recent press release, North America’s leading provider of electric vehicles for public transportation Nova Bus has announced a Canada-wide integration plan for their buses and charging stations will be implemented in public transit systems across the nation. The new fleet will be the first of its kind internationally. The project was completed in collaboration with the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC).
In the planning stage, which aims to deploy electric buses in several Canadian cities, CUTRIC brought together financial partners, research teams, technological tools and players in the manufacturing industry.
“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. 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,” said Nova Bus VP of legal affairs, a board member of CUTRIC.
The first phase of the project will see 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 the York Region in Ontario. Nova Bus is one of the bus manufacturers who will provide entirely electric LFS-e model buses, with delivery planned for 2019.
According to Nova Bus, its collaboration with CUTRIC began in 2016 with a desire to help municipalities make the most of the major investments that electric public transit requires, in particular by making electric buses and manufacturers’ charging stations cross-compatible. The goal is to standardize infrastructure and equipment to a certain extent in order to give transportation companies more flexibility.
For more information regarding Nova Bus, please visit novabus.com.