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Nova Bus delivers two electric buses to CUTRIC project

Integrated battery system delivers better fuel economy, while reducing maintenance costs and greenhouse gas emissions.


Nova Bus LFSe.
Photo: Nova Bus

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.

 

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