Nova Bus wins the public choice award at the 2018 grands prix d’excellence en transportJune 20, 2018 Corporate
SAINT-EUSTACHE, QUEBEC, June 20, 2018 – Quebec transit bus manufacturer Nova Bus was granted the Public Choice award at the Grands Prix d’excellence en transports gala event organized by the Association québécoise des transports (AQTr). The award recognizes the Montreal City Mobility project, selected amongst 28 nominated projects, as part of which Nova Bus designed and delivered three full-electric buses and two quick-charge stations, which were commissioned in May 2017 by Société de transport de Montréal (STM).
The Public Choice award regroups all the projects nominated within each of the 11 categories of the Grands Prix de l’AQTr : Ambassador, Public Communications, Honor Jury Favorite, Environment, Infrastructures, Young Professional, Road Safety, Collective Transportation, Sustainable Mobility, Smart Mobility – STI, Winter Viability. This year, more than 750 people voted to elect their favorite project.
“It is a great honor for us to have won the Public Choice award. We are extremely happy to receive a prize that shows our efforts to improve the environmental performance of our products. This prize also reflects the trust people have in our beautiful project, and this is one of the best victories for us,” said Emmanuelle Toussaint, Vice President of Legal, Regulatory and Public Affairs for Nova Bus.
About the buses in use
Using the OppCharge interface to optimize charging times, vehicle uptime and passenger capacity, the buses have traveled over 94,000 km, charging 8,781 times in their first year of operation. Their average charging time is 3 minutes and system performance has been excellent. These results confirm the maturity of Nova Bus technology and its technical and economic performance in significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions, local noise pollution and chemical pollutant emissions stemming from public transit.
About Nova Bus
Nova Bus is a leading provider of sustainable transit solutions in North America. Its portfolio includes hybrid electric buses, high-capacity vehicles and integrated intelligent transportation systems. Following its Electro MobilityTM strategy, Nova Bus is moving forward with the electrification of its vehicle key components to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Group. For more information regarding Nova Bus products and services, please visit www.novabus.com.