Timeline: 2023 onwards
The City of Guelph received its first electric bus in January 2023. This is the first of four electric buses ordered by the city. The other three are expected to be deployed in the spring of 2023, according to the city.
Depending on the operating cycle, the bus has 564 kilowatt hour battery will have a driving range of 300-350 km. The battery when fully depleted takes only three hours to reach a full charge.
The move to electric buses comes as the City of Guelph looks to reach a 100 per cent renewable energy target by 2050.
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