The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) already has one of the largest fleets of electric buses in the world, currently at sitting at 60. That number is set to grow substantially in the next few years.
At a meeting this week, the TTC Board approved the purchase of another 300 electric buses. The deal was announced on Twitter by TTC Commissioner and city councillor Brad Bradford.
Toronto is home to North America's largest fleet of electric buses – and it's growing!
Today at the #TTC board we authorized the procurement of 300 e-buses to bolster our surface transit network and move us forward on our goal of a zero-emissions fleet by 2040. pic.twitter.com/uHWUJA0qqp
— Brad Bradford✌️ (@BradMBradford) April 14, 2021
This latest purchase will set the TTC back approximately $300 million, and is part of their commitment to have a zero-emissions fleet by 2040.
A Request For Proposal (RFP) to fulfil the order has been published, with the TTC open to any electric bus maker that meets their requirements. Their current fleet is made up of buses from BYD Canada Co. Ltd., New Flyer Industries Inc., and Proterra Inc.
Delivery of the new electric buses is expected to take place in 2023. After some testing and validation, TTC hopes to have all 300 of them on the roads by 2025.
h/t: Electric Autonomy