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Nova Bus next generation hybrid electric buses to be delivered in Toronto

The delivery is part of 325-bus deal Nova Bus previously signed with Toronto

Bus manufacturer Nova Bus has announced the ongoing delivery of 55 of its hybrid electric vehicles to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

This announcement was made by the TTC, the City of Toronto and the government of Canada, in the presence of Member of Parliament for Spadina-Fort York Adam Vaughan and Toronto Mayor John Tory. This delivery is part of a larger order of 325 buses awarded to Nova Bus by TTC after an intensive competition and evaluation period in 2017.

These next generation hybrid electric buses are driven by electric motors powered by on-board battery system, both of which are produced by BAE Systems. This allows better fuel economy and it reduces maintenance costs and emissions. In addition, all on-board systems such as doors, HVAC and power steering are fully electrified.

“We are very proud of this partnership which allows us to equip the TTC with the next generation Hybrid Electric buses and thus to contribute to the City of Toronto’s efforts to reduce its emissions,” said vice-president and general manager of Nova Bus Martin Larose. “Our company is a major player in sustainable urban transportation and we’re happy to offer Toronto public transit passengers, quality buses that are reliable, safe and ecofriendly,” he added.

“The government of Canada is investing in efficient public transit systems to help reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality,” said Vaughan on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “The TTC’s new hybrid buses will benefit transit users across Toronto by providing modern new buses, while helping improve air quality and protecting the environment.”

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