Brampton gets $400 million for new electric bus fleet


Published April 5, 2022 at 1:58 pm

Brampton Transit is going green with plans to purchase a new fleet of electric buses.

The city announced on Monday that it cut a deal with the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) for $400 million to purchase 450 zero-emission buses over the next five years.

Transitioning the full fleet to zero-emission vehicles is anticipated to save approximately 115 tonnes of CO2 per bus every year for approximately 53,000 tonnes annually – that’s the equivalent of removing about 12,000 passenger vehicles from the roads.

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Purchasing the new eco-friendly buses is “a critical milestone” in Brampton’s push to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, the city said in a release.

The zero-emission buses will add to the city’s current fleet of 133 diesel-electric hybrid buses, along with Brampton Transit’s current stock of eight battery electric zero-emission buses introduced in May of 2021.

Paul Vicente, councillor for Brampton’s Wards 1 and 5, said the $400-million investment will help Brampton be “a leader in clean transportation initiatives” while the city’s Interim Chief Administrative Officer Paul Morrison said the new fleet is part of Brampton’s commitment “to building a well-connected, sustainable, and energy-efficient transportation system.”

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