They are once again showing off their EV prowess with Transdev Canada announcing it is investing $4.5 million CAD with the Quebec company Lion to expand its fleet of electric school buses.
The money will go towards the purchase of 27 electric school buses, supporting the ‘Program to Support the Deployment of Electric School Buses in Québec’, which is part of the Québec government’s 2015-2020 Transportation Electrification Action Plan.
Once school (hopefully) starts up again in September 2020, the entire fleet will be gradually introduced on the transport networks operated by Transdev.
“This order for electric buses was planned before the health crisis. Despite the situation, we did not hesitate to complete this order with a Quebec partner because it is part of an ambitious development plan for our activities in Quebec. We are convinced of the major role we can play in all communities and firmly believe in the future of the sustainable mobility sector in the province,” said Marie-Hélène Cloutier, Transdev Canada Executive Vice-President Quebec and Maritimes.
Transdev is well versed in the world of electric buses. By the end of 2019, the company operated more than 800 worldwide, and has plans to expand that number to 1,200 by the end of 2020.