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.
Excited to join my colleagues today to announce the next step in #Brampton’s clean-energy future — the delivery of 8 electric buses that will electrify our transit systems, create good jobs, and get residents around in a cleaner, faster and more affordable way. pic.twitter.com/BVfFkgWNwF
— Catherine McKenna 🇨🇦 (@cathmckenna) May 3, 2021
“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.
Just released | #Brampton’s milestone battery electric buses (BEBs) will be on the roads starting May 4! @BramptonTransit is part of a global-first deployment of fully interoperable buses and charging systems on Routes 23 & 26. Read the full story: https://t.co/mlEfr749xk pic.twitter.com/xHmdC61ooo
— City of Brampton (@CityBrampton) May 3, 2021
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.
Zachary Visconti is a writer with a knack for electric vehicles, technology, and climate change. Currently residing in Fort Collins, Colorado, Zach loves his partner, his cat, and a good cup of coffee.