Ontario is reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of municipal transit systems by launching a new pilot program to test electric battery-powered buses on Brampton and York Region streets. This investment is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province's cap on pollution and carbon market.
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Economic Development and Growth made the announcement today in Newmarket.
The province is supporting the purchase of 14 electric buses and four charging stations for transit systems in York Region and Brampton. The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), a green transportation group, is coordinating the projects. The buses are expected to begin service in 2019.