ElDorado National (California), (ENC), announced a partnership with the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) and City View Bus Sales & Service on the "Borrow a Bus" Zero-Emissions Tour through Canada.
The ENC Axess-FC hydrogen fuel cell-powered (HFC) bus led the six-stop tour. It explains the potential of zero-emission transportation. This was first time the 40-foot ENC Axess-FC bus was displayed and operated in Canada.
“ENC has been a leader in alternative fuel options for transit operations over the last 40 years,” stated Jason Moore, VP and GM, ENC. “As the Canadian transit market transitions to zero emissions, the ENC Axess-FC bus is ideally suited given its industry-leading fuel range and service-proven chassis design. We thank SARTA and City View Bus for partnering with us on this opportunity to demonstrate its capabilities in cities and at transit authorities throughout Ontario, Canada.”
The "Borrow a Bus" program was created to raise awareness about and generate support for zero-emission technology in transit applications. The Canadian leg of the tour began at the Toronto Transit Commission on July 26.
The Canadian government has pledged to help purchase 5,000 zero-emission buses over the next five years in an effort for the country to work towards a net-zero emission future. The ENC Axess-FC is equipped to meet and exceed the 25% Canadian Content requirement for transit buses sold into the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
The ENC Axess-FC is a true electric bus, and its only emission is water. Less than half the hydrogen fuel capacity was utilized for all the ride-and-drive demonstrations. All presentations were held in accordance with local health and safety guidelines.