Winnipeg-based New Flyer Industries has been awarded a contract by TransLink, the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority in metro Vancouver.
The bus manufacturer will build two forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses as part of the deal.
The buses are part of the Pan-Canadian Electric-Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial, facilitated by the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC).
“New Flyer has been a proud member of CUTRIC since 2016, and is committed to the success of the Pan-Canadian Electric-Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial,” said Jennifer McNeill, vice-president, sales and marketing.
“New Flyer has led North American efforts to develop industry standards for both on-route and depot charging of battery-electric buses, and has worked to ensure that transit agencies can make the most of major investments required for electric bus fleet development and operation.”
TransLink provides more than 247 million trips per year for Vancouverites across its regional transport network.