Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium
Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium


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Pan-Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Bus Demonstration And Integration Trial

The Pan-Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial is Canada’s first green hydrogen fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) trial.This multi-year initiative will deploy Canadian-developed hydrogen technology across the hydrogen-based transit value chain.
Project Context
  • Transportation accounts for approximately 25 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Transit accounts for approximately 70 per cent of Mississauga’s GHG emissions
  • The City of Mississauga’s CCAP aims to reduce GHG emissions by 80 per cent by 2050
  • Approximately 475 diesel buses at MiWay will need to be replaced with zero emissions buses


Phase 1 of the trial involved technical planning and consultation sessions between CUTRIC’s transit, industry, and academic members. In April 2021, Phase 1 culminated in the launch of a feasibility study of fleet electrification using FCEBs at Mississauga Transit (MiWay).


Phase 2 of the trial involves putting FCEBs into service on Canadian roads. As part of the second and subsequent phases of the trial, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), FCEB assembly companies, and low-emissions hydrogen suppliers from Canada are working with interested transit agencies and academic researchers to achieve the following:

Project Main Objectives


Project Manager


Jess Smith

Industry Partners

Ballard Power Systems Inc.Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.CumminsNew Flyer Industries

Transit Partners


Post-Secondary Partners

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)Centennial CollegeYork University