The city of Saskatoon is investing in two battery electric buses (BEBs) instead of four new diesel vehicles, after a pilot program showed the battery-powered units performing well in cold winters.
City staff said short-term financial factors would still make moving to BEBs a difficult step, but maintained that investing in the technology now will bring long-term benefits to the community, reports Electric Autonomy.
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“In addition to the significant savings over time, we have buses that will have lower noise, lower odour, and easier wifi access for passengers on transit,” said Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark.
“I actually found the results [from the report] to be even more significant than I expected,” he added.
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