Saint-Eustache, Quebec- based Nova Bus has been awarded a base order of 124 LFSe+ buses by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
The LFSe+ is the 40′ long-range battery-electric bus model of Nova Bus.
The buses from the base order will be delivered over a two-year period starting in 2024. This will be the first order of Nova Bus LFSe+ buses by the TTC. There is also the potential for an additional order of 12 buses.
In addition, the order also includes an adoption process for other agencies in Ontario to enter into their own agreements with Nova Bus for up to 550 buses over four years.
Over the past ten years, Nova Bus has delivered over 1,300 buses to the TTC, including hybrid-electric buses. With this new order, the all-electric LFSe+ will support the bus fleet electrification efforts of the TTC, which are part of its commitment to be 50% zero emissions by 2030 and 100% zero emissions by 2040 or sooner.
The TTC operates over 156 bus routes with a fleet of over 2,000 buses serving over 111 million passengers on an annual basis (2021 data), making it one of the largest transit agencies in North America. With this order of battery-electric buses, the TTC will continue to be a North American leader in the adoption of zero–emissions technology bus fleets.
This order is made possible by a joint investment of $700 million from the Government of Canada’s Zero Emission Transit Fund and the City of Toronto towards the electrification of the TTC’s bus fleet. The funding will cover the purchase of battery-electric buses and chargers, and support upgrades related to sites and infrastructure.
Nova Bus a member of the Volvo Group.