Durham Region Transit acquires first zero-emission battery electric buses from Nova Bus

April 26, 2023 Announcement
Durham Region Transit acquires first zero-emission battery electric buses from Nova Bus

Nova Bus, a member of the Volvo Group and a leading North American transit bus manufacturer, is happy to announce it has been awarded a contract for six LFSe+, the 12-metre long-range battery electric bus model of Nova Bus, by Durham Region Transit (DRT), Ontario. This milestone marks a positive step forward in DRT’s E-Mission Zero program, a suite of emission-reducing initiatives to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions through a sustainable network of vehicles, infrastructure and facilities by 2045.

DRT’s electric bus pilot project is funded through the Canada Community-Building Fund, a federal initiative administered by the Ministry of Infrastructure Canada. This $12.1 million fund will assist with the purchase of six 12-metre battery electric buses and charging infrastructure.

The Nova Bus LFSe+ electric buses will be the Region’s first zero-emission vehicles in the public transit fleet and are expected to be in service by fall 2024. The addition of these electric buses will support DRT’s E-Mission Zero program, which aligns with Durham Region’s Corporate Climate Change Action Plan and Community Energy Plan.

“We are proud and honoured to partner with DRT to provide the Region’s very first electric buses,” said Ralph Acs, President of Nova Bus. “This is an important milestone for the Region and for Nova Bus, as we are collectively working towards greener transit: we are delighted to support our partners in their transition to zero-emission fleets.”

About Nova Bus

Nova Bus, member of the Volvo Group, is a leading provider of sustainable transportation solutions in North America. Its portfolio includes electric, hybrid, CNG and clean diesel buses, high-capacity vehicles, as well as integrated intelligent transport systems. Nova Bus accompanies transit authorities and bus fleet operators in their transition to electromobility with its flagship LFSe+ long-range electric bus, combining the proven Nova Bus structure with the latest innovations in electric drive. Nova Bus is committed to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions and positively contributing to a greener economy. For more information regarding Nova Bus products and services, please visit www.novabus.com.

For more information

Christos Kritsidimas
Head of Legal, Public Affairs & External Communications, Nova Bus
Phone: +1 (438) 350-0454