Electric buses tick all the boxes. They reduce pollution, improve the air quality and health of our communities, and visibly demonstrate climate action in motion. They offer cost savings over their lifespan because the electricity used to power them costs much less, and they have fewer maintenance needs than a diesel-powered bus. In places like Canada, they provide an additional economic benefit thanks to manufacturers that serve local and international markets.
To better understand how to make an electric-bus-filled future a reality in Canada, Clean Energy Canada asked transit agencies, industry associations, and other experts across the country to weigh in on the best policies and programs to advance electric buses in Canada. The findings are presented in a new report, Catching the Bus: How smart policy can accelerate electric buses across Canada.