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 is a multi-year project that aims to establish a green hydrogen supply chain infrastructure to support the deployment of fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs) in Ontario. This includes testing 10 FCEBs with MiWay’s fleet, evaluating their performance, cost, and environmental benefits compared to conventional diesel buses. Additionally, the project aims to develop best practices and guidelines for integrating FCEBs into existing transit systems.


Project Main Objectives


Project Manager


Jess Smith

Industry Partners

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

Transit Partners