BC Transit buys 33 electric buses from Nova Bus

SAINT-EUSTACHE, QC – Electric bus manufacturer Nova Bus has won a contract for 33 LFSe+, the 40-foot battery electric bus model of Nova Bus, by BC Transit in British Columbia.

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These electric buses will join BC Transit’s zero emission fleet, which will enable the transit agency to reach its 2040 electrification goals.

The LFSe+ Nova Bus’s all-electric bus model of Nova Bus built on the company’s LFS platform. The LFSe+ has been running year-round in several cities across Canada.

“Nova Bus is honoured to support BC Transit in its efforts to pursue the decarbonization of its bus fleet,” Krzysztof Trembecki, interim president of Nova Bus, said in a news release. “We consider it our mission to accompany transit agencies in Canada in their electrification journeys. BC Transit has been admirably constant with its goal of electrifying its fleet and we believe in the incredible value of Nova Bus electric buses for transit agencies to offer safe, innovative, and sustainable transport solutions.”

BC Transit has been committed to its electrification plans since the launch of its Low Carbon Fleet Program in 2019. The program’s goal is to implement a bus replacement strategy by using greenhouse gas (GHG) reducing technology.

This contract for acquiring 33 Nova Bus LFSe+ will support BC Transit’s transition to electric buses, the agency said in a news release. BC Transit’s electrification plans are also in line with the Government of British Columbia’s GHG reduction targets.

“We are pleased to partner with Nova Bus to electrify our fleet, which is a significant part of our plan to reduce GHG emissions,” Erinn Pinkerton, president and CEO for BC Transit, said in a release. “With other active procurements underway and work advancing on charging infrastructure designs in communities, it’s an exciting time for BC Transit, Nova Bus and our partners!”