Nova Bus delivers two electric buses to CUTRIC project
Integrated battery system delivers better fuel economy, while reducing maintenance costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
SAINT-EUSTACHE, Que. — Nova Bus has delivered two LFSe electric buses to Vancouver’s bus authority as part of the Canadian Consortium for Urban Transportation Research and Innovation (CUTRIC) Canada-wide Interchangeability Project.
The TransLink buses are powered by an integrated battery system that delivers better fuel economy, while reducing maintenance costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
The Saint-Eustache, Que. bus manufacturer began its collaboration with CUTRIC in 2016 to help municipalities make electric buses and manufacturers’ charging stations cross-compatible.
The goal is to standardize infrastructure and equipment to give transportation companies greater flexibility.
“Everyone in the industry is watching Canada now. This launch solidifies Canada’s position as a global leader in the electrification of transportation, with the first ever interoperable charging system,” said Josipa Petrunic, executive director and CEO of CUTRIC.