Back to June 2020: Transdev shared at that time its ambition to electrify 100% of its fleet of school buses in Québec by 2025. Now, July 2022, the group announces the acquisition of 30 new electric school buses from the Quebec company Lion Electric (with aid of Quebec government’s support policy).

With this new order, the company will have electrified its fleet of electric buses to nearly 40% in Quebec. The entire new fleet is scheduled to be put into service in the Montérégie and Eastern Townships in the spring of 2023.

Transdev currently operates 1,800 electric buses in 13 different countries, “making it the largest electric bus operator in the world, outside of China“, the operator claims.

Transdev Canada: ahead with electric school buses

This sustainable transportation project was made possible through close collaboration between the manufacturer and the operator. For several years now, Lion Electric and Transdev Canada have been working hand-in-hand to achieve greener, cleaner mobility. In March 2020, in the midst of the pandemic crisis, Transdev Canada had already ordered and put into service 27 Lion Electric school buses. This represented an investment of $4.5M CAD. Again in 2022, Transdev is renewing its commitment with a new investment of nearly $5M CAD, with the ambition of electrifying 100% of its school bus fleet in Quebec by 2025.

These acquisitions benefited from the Program to Support the Deployment of Electric School buses in Québec, which is part of the Quebec government’s 2015-2020 Transportation Electrification Action Plan.

«In Canada as elsewhere, Transdev is convinced of the need to mobilize in the fight against global warming, both for the environment, our society and for future generations. We are reaffirming our commitment to the energy transition, especially to our youngest passengers, who are the main users of electric school buses,» said Arthur Nicolet, Chief Executive Officer of Transdev Canada.


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