The first of the TTC's zero-emission electric buses rolled into town today (PHOTOS)

Apr 15 2019, 8:31 pm

The first of the TTC’s zero-emission electric buses arrived today.

According to TTC spokesperson Stuart Green, the new vehicle must undergo testing and commissioning first before it can enter regular service later this spring.

Green says by the end of the year, the TTC will have 60 electric buses on the streets, making the transit agency a “national clean-tech fleet leader.”

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Last year, the TTC  added 55 hybrid buses to its fleet.

By the end of 2019, the TTC expects that its fleet will be comprised of three different propulsion technologies that would include clean diesel, hybrid electric, and battery electric.

The new rollout is part of the TTC’s commitment to be 50% zero emissions by 2028-2032 and 100% zero emissions by 2038-2042.

“This is just one way we are modernizing our service, innovating for the long term and planning for climate change,” states the TTC’s green initiatives page. “We will continue to deliver safe, reliable service to our customers with the new, more environmentally friendly fleet.”