Nova Bus was awarded a contract for a base order of 339 LFSe+, with 890 units in option, by the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM).
The LFSe+ is the 40-foot long-range battery-electric bus model of Nova Bus.
The Nova Bus Contract
The contract value for the base order is CA$ 583 million and the value of the option order is CA$ 1,531 million, for a maximum potential contract value of close to CA$ 2,114 million.
The buses will be delivered over a three-year period starting in 2025.
This milestone reflects the Québec government’s commitment to electrify public transit with the goal of having 55% of buses on the road electric by 2030 and every new bus purchase being 100% electric as of 2025.
Nova Bus' Electrification Plans
Several electrification plans have already been set in motion and Nova Bus is delighted to be the partner of choice in this transition.
The ATUQ bid was launched on behalf of nine public transit authorities and one public transit organization in Québec.
The LFSe+ frames for this order will be built at Saint-François-du-Lac and the buses will be assembled at the Saint-Eustache facility, in Québec.
“Nova Bus is very proud to be a long-term partner of ATUQ and its members: we have delivered more than 6,000 buses in Québec since 1997,” said Ralph Acs, president of Nova Bus. “We are honored to continue this collaboration by supporting Quebec public transit authorities in their transition to electromobility and to be part of this new chapter we are writing together to collectively contribute to the fight against climate change.”