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Toronto Transit Commission to add BYD battery-electric buses

Posted on July 23, 2018

BYD had more electric buses on the Canadian roads than any other firm and has won 100% of the competitive bids for electric buses.
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BYD had more electric buses on the Canadian roads than any other firm and has won 100% of the competitive bids for electric buses.BYD

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.

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