TransLink to test quick-charging electric buses on its route 100 along Marine Drive

Call it the people’s Tesla. TransLink is set to embark on a two-and-a-half-year trial that will see the transit authority test electric batteries on four buses on its route 100 that takes commuters along Marine Drive through Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster. The trial will see battery-charging stations installed at two ends of the route: one at Marpole Loop, and the other at the 22nd Avenue SkyTrain station.

The project comes as part of an effort being led across Canada by the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), and TransLink said it will allow them to look at a way to keep emissions down while also providing an efficient trip for commuters.

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