Volvo subsidiary Nova Bus supply 15 electric buses to Vancouver

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Nova Bus, a subsidiary of Volvo Buses and the leading North American transit bus manufacturer, has been awarded a contract for 15 LFSe+, Nova Bus’ long range electric buses, by TransLink, Metro Vancouver’s transportation network. 

TransLink will be adding these new units to its two LFSe vehicles delivered in 2019 as part of the Canadian Consortium for Urban Transportation Research and Innovation (CUTRIC) Canada-wide Interchangeability Project, totalling their fleet to 17 Nova Bus electric vehicles. These long-range battery-electric buses can travel between 340 to 470 km on a single charge.

“Canada needs to be at the front of the trillion-dollar global clean tech economy, and our zero- emission bus makers like Quebec’s Nova Bus can help lead the charge,” said the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure & Communities. “We’re committed to helping put 5,000 new zero-emission public transit and school buses in Canadian communities over the next five years, and every new contract moves us toward that goal. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates good jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities for a net-zero emissions future.”

“It is a great pride for Quebec to see Nova Bus’ electric buses gaining ground in Canada. I have often said: the electrification of transportation is fundamental for the future of public transit. We are counting on the leadership and expertise of Nova Bus to make Quebec one of the North American leaders in this field and we will help it if necessary,” said Pierre Fitzgibbon, Quebec’s Minister of Economy and Innovation.

“We are proud to continue supporting TransLink with our newest fully electric, high quality transit buses that deliver a safe, clean, and reliable ridership experience,” said Martin Larose, Vice President and General Manager of Nova Bus. “As more cities demand reduced GHG emissions and greater sustainability, we are meeting that need with our LFSe+, the perfect pairing of our proven expertise with the latest innovations in clean and sustainable technologies.”

TransLink already has one of the biggest electric trolleybus networks in North America, with 262 trolleybuses in service, and a SkyTrain network operating entirely on electricity. It’s exciting to be able to build on our success and move into a more sustainable era for public transit in Metro Vancouver,” said Kevin Desmond, TransLink CEO.

Built on the proven Nova Bus LFS platform, whose safety track record of more than twenty years, this ground-breaking bus is designed to be just as reliable. In fact, the Nova Bus LFSe, on which the new LFSe+ is modeled, was the first electric bus in the industry to receive a passing score for a full test at Altoona in June 2018. The new LFSe+ integrates the proven traction motor and power electronics which uses advanced materials such as silicon carbide to improve heat management. The lower weight and increased power density contributes to bus performance and durability. Powered by an integrated modular system, the electric motor significantly decreases maintenance costs and emits no greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Latest issue
Advertising
Latest posts
Volvo Bus will launch a complete new line up of chassis this week at its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. With a promise of improved…
Although not yet available in right hand drive (RHD) markets yet, the Karsan  e- ATAK electric commuter bus made a big impression during its…
While not aimed directly at coach tour operators, CEO Fáilte Ireland Paul Kelly’s address gave some idea of the thinking in Fáilte Ireland and…
The ninth staging of Busworld Turkey, organised by Busworld and its Turkish partner, HKF Trade Fairs, was held for three days, from 26 to…
The report by renowned economist Jim Power, highlights the exclusion of commercial bus operators (CBOs) from the scheme – noting that the exclusionary policy…
Details of the Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2), Ireland’s first Hydrogen Valley have been announced at a launch event in NUI Galway.  GH2 is a…
As the Clean Air Day occurs tomorrow 16-06-22, Alistair Aitken, Head of Sales at UK public transport app and website provider, Passenger has shared his views on how changing…
Vehicle transmission and safety equipment manufacturers ZF has been recognized for being the “Best Brand – Commercial Vehicle Transmissions”. That is the verdict of almost…

This website uses cookies in order to improve the site and user experience. By continuing to use it, you agree to our Privacy Policy.