Nova Bus has just been awarded its largest electric bus contract to date in Canada (up to 60 LFSe+). They’ll be running with Halifax Transit‘s livery. The Halifax Regional Council has authorized the purchase of up to 30 of those electric buses in years 2022-2023 and up to 30 more in years 2023-2024.

Halifax Transit buys e-buses from Nova Bus

This is the first purchase of fully electric buses for Halifax Transit. The decision to choose battery electric buses is in line with the city’s HalifACT goals, a transformational climate action plan to achieve net-zero emissions across the municipality by 2050 and enhance the resiliency of their community, infrastructure, and environment against the impacts of a changing climate. It also reflects the transit agency’s goal of electrifying 50% of its fleet by 2028. Halifax Transit currently has 255 Nova Bus vehicles in its fleet and has been a partner of Nova Bus for more than 10 years.

The Nova Bus LFSe+ features an electric drive motor coupled with BAE Systems’ power electronics.

“We are extremely proud to partner with Halifax Transit for its first major order of fully electric buses,” said Martin Larose, President of Nova Bus (part of Volvo Buses group). “We strongly believe in supporting transit agencies with their transition to electromobility in order to achieve our collective goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We couldn’t be happier to be part of the solution by accompanying our long-term customer Halifax Transit on this journey and to support the Halifax Regional Municipality in its efforts towards a zero-emission economy.”


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