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Vancouver is plugging into the future with battery-electric buses that charge in just five minutes

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These zero-emission buses were made by Canadian e-bus manufacturers and will cut pollution, fuel costs, noise, and exhaust. Each bus is expected to cut 100 tonnes of emissions and save $40,000 in fuel costs per year compared to a conventional diesel bus.

This two-and-a-half year bus pilot project is part of a pan-Canadian initiative led by the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC). TransLink, Vancouver’s transit operator, will collect data on bus and charging station cross-compatibility as well as bus performance, maintenance, and overall customer experience. Gaining this on-the-ground experience with different technologies will inform a strategy towards a 100% zero-emission bus fleet.

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