Canada, BC Transit will purchase up to 115 Battery Electric Buses (BEBs) and install 134 charging points to enable the deployment of the new buses in communities across British Columbia. This will be done thanks to a investment of more than $395.5 million just announced by Honourable Rob Fleming, B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Erinn Pinkerton, President and Chief Executive Officer of BC Transit.

BC Transit communicates: “Increasing the number of BEBs in service will help expand clean public transportation options, which contributes to the Government of Canada’s objective of putting 5,000 zero-emission public transit and school buses on Canada’s roads by 2026, and aligns with British Columbia’s CleanBC emission-reduction goals as well as BC Transit’s transition to an electric fleet by 2040. Expanding BC Transit’s BEB fleet and installing charging infrastructure will help communities reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution, improve service experience, and encourage more British Columbians to use public transit. By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, building resilient communities, and improving the lives of Canadians”.

“BC Transit is pleased to work with our federal, provincial and local government partners to deliver environmentally sustainable modes of transportation that our transit customers can rely on. Funding provided through the Zero Emission Transit Fund and the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program supports phase 1 of BC Transit’s plans to have our fleet fully electric by 2040. I thank our partners for their continuous support as we make the exciting and necessary shift towards cleaner modes of transportation”, states Erinn Pinkerton, President and Chief Executive Officer of BC Transit 


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