City of Brampton Launches Battery Electric Passenger Buses

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Brampton, Ontario celebrates the launch of new electric buses on Tuesday, which will run on Routes 23 Sandalwood as well as 26 Mount Pleasant, according to Insauga. The city is hosting a virtual event on its Facebook for the unveiling of the four zero-emission buses.

The buses are completely battery-powered and each bus is expected to save about 235 tonnes of CO2 per year. In addition, the buses take just three to seven minutes to fully charge, with the buses being welcomed into Brampton Transit’s Sandalwood facility fleet.

“I am excited to announce the launch of electric buses on Brampton’s roads starting May 4. Brampton is a Green City, and this is a significant milestone in sustainability for our community. We are proud to collaborate with CUTRIC, our project partners and leaders in innovation for the Pan-Canadian Battery Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial in Brampton. This project is a global first, and will further enhance our transit network, which is one of the fastest-growing in Canada,” said Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton.

Brampton’s electric buses will charge on-route and will be located at the Mount Pleasant Village terminal, the Queen Street/Highway 50 Zum station, and the Sandalwood Transit Facility, with the ability to charge at each of its stops.

Other Canadian regions have begun seeing electric buses, including Quebec’s Lion Electric school buses, Edmonton’s Proterra electric buses, and British Columbia’s TransLink Nova Bus electric passenger buses.

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