THE FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC BUS LAUNCHES PASSENGER SERVICE IN CANADA

| 2013-07-19 | 0 Comments

The first completely zero-emissions, all-electric bus is now operating in revenue service on the public streets of the Capital City of Canada – a first in all of Canada!

Public transit passengers may ride in the long-range, ultra-quiet, BYD electric bus in operation by both the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) and Société de transport de Montréal (STM) transit companies. Initial full-revenue, service and field testing will run for approximately 10 months, starting with the STO from this July on routes in the Capital City of Ottawa.

BYD_eBUS_CanadaThe revenue service will continue at the STM in early 2014. The objective of these two transit projects is to evaluate the overall performance of BYD’s long-range, all-electric bus in varying weather conditions, compared with regular diesel powered buses. The project should help to determine and confirm the BYD Iron-Phosphate battery range which is typically 155 miles with A/C enabled in the southern United States and China, however, only limited testing has been conducted in especially cold temperatures.

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