Timeline: 2022 onwards
In February 2022, OC Transpo brought four 36-seater New Flyer e-buses in service. Throughout 2022, these buses were running continuously for a year and the buses travelled more than 220,000 kilometres, with over 50,000 kilometres per bus.
The buses have a range between 280 and 350 kilometres and fully charge in four hours. In cold temperatures, the range sits at the lower end but still meets all operating requirements.
OC Transpo aims to add 26 buses more in 2023 and another 420 buses by the end of 2027. With the gradual phase-out of diesel buses, as they reach the end of their life cycle, OC Transpo could achieve a fully zero-emission bus fleet by 2036.
Action: EV fleet