BYD Canada announced that the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Canada’s largest transit operator and the third largest transit operator in North America, placed an order to purchase a guarantee of 10 40-foot, fully electric zero-emission buses, with an option for an additional 30 buses.
The TTC order marks a significant milestone to meeting its target of buying only emission-free buses starting in 2025.
BYD Canada VP Ted Dowling said “We applaud the decision of the TTC to purchase these buses as part of their goal to be a zero-emission fleet by 2040. TTC is leading Canadian transit agencies to a brighter, cleaner future. These first 10 buses alone will mean a carbon reduction of 700 Metric tons every year.”
TTC’s purchase is BYD Canada’s seventh heavy-duty electric bus order in the last two years, representing 66% of electric buses ordered. Earlier this month, BYD Canada delivered four more buses to St. Albert Transit, bringing their fleet to 10% electric, as well as two buses to Grande Prairie Transit, a city located northwest of Edmonton.
BYD had more electric buses on the Canadian roads than any other firm and has won 100% of the competitive bids for electric buses.