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The Canadian ZEB Database™: Canada's Zero Emission Bus Landscape and Transition Readiness

Date: December 11th, 2023
Author: Desmond Jaricha, Jessica Hanson, Titash Choudhury, Dr. Josipa Petrunić
CUTRIC-CRITUC Knowledge Series in Low Carbon Smart Mobility Innovation
Vol. 3

electric transit workforce development

The Canadian ZEB Database™: The Canadian ZEB Database™ Report, published by CUTRIC, provides valuable insights into the current landscape of zero-emission buses (ZEBs) in Canada.


This report provides a comprehensive overview of the status of ZEB adoption in Canada. The increasing numbers of ZEBs, collaborative efforts, and government support are driving the transition toward sustainable and zero-emission transit fleets. As the report predicts, Canada is on track to meet its goal of introducing 5,000 ZEBs by 2026. With continued tracking and monitoring, CUTRIC plays a crucial role in facilitating the transition to a greener transportation future.

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