More Xcelsior CHARGE Electric Transit Buses Coming To Toronto

FEB 25 2019 BY MARK KANE 5

Toronto wants more electric buses

New Flyer received an order for additional 10 forty-foot Xcelsior CHARGE electric transit buses from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), which intends to switch to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet by 2040.

TTC already ordered 10 Xcelsior CHARGE in June 2018, and seems to be happy from the initial outcome if it decided to have total 20. TTC still hathe s option to order another 10 later.

Together with buses, five ABB DC depot fast chargers (CCS Type 1) were purchased, which will be jointly commissioned by New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions and ABB.

Six years from now, by 2025 TTC intends to order only zero-emission buses.

“TTC is the public transit agency operating bus, subway, streetcar, and paratransit services in Toronto, Ontario. As the third largest transit system in North America, TTC delivers more than 536 million passenger trips each year, and has integrated sustainability into its multi-year plan to reduce greenhouse gases, air pollution, and congestion on Toronto roadways.”

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Excellent start

Considering most Torontonians’ lack of desire to try new things, I am shocked but pleased.

Doug Ford will NOT like that! He’ll likely try to cancel.

very nice. Built in the Peg?

I’d like to see more of this – replacing a city bus with an EV (hopefully powered by renewables!) is worth a whole lot of individuals buying EVs (buses drive a lot!)

I’m curious how the finances work out on these purchases. Do they need climate friendly policies at the city level to make sense (i.e. we are willing to pay more to reduce our footprint), or do they stand on their own as financially sound purchases even when ignoring emissions?

Anyone know?