The Toronto Transit Commission has ordered 202 hybrid-electric buses from Winnipeg-based New Flyer Industries, to be delivered by the end of 2023.
In addition to a confirmed order for “134 Xcelsior 40-foot hybrid-electric, heavy-duty transit buses and 68 of the 60-foot models,” the contracts with New Flyer also “include options for up to an additional 263 of the 40-foot models and 100 of the 60-foot buses,” reports Sustainable Biz.
Designed to eliminate particulate emissions and cut nitrogen oxide by as much as 50%, the Xcelsior hybrids help reduce traffic-related pollution in Canada’s largest city. The buses will also “be equipped with GPS technology allowing the buses to be switched to zero-emissions mode in designated areas,” the. news story states.
Citing an April report from the TTC’s green bus program, Sustainable Biz says the transit agency intends to electrify its entire fleet by 2037. The TTC delivers 526 million passenger trips per year.