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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.

September 11, 2019   by PLANT STAFF

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.

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“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.