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.
The first of the #TTC ‘s zero emission electric buses arrived today! This @newflyer vehicle (#3700) will undergo testing and commissioning before it enters regular service later this Spring. We’ll have 60 e-buses by year end, making the TTC a national clean-tech fleet leader. pic.twitter.com/voobFV8JEM
— TTCStuart (@TTCStuart) April 15, 2019
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.”
- The TTC is getting its first demo electric buses this month
- TTC rolling out first of 255 new hybrid electric buses
- TTC plans to buy 30 electric buses for $50M by 2019
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.”