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Nova Bus wins contract to build four new electric buses for Montreal


September 18, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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September 18, 2018 – Nova Bus has won a contract to build four fully electric 40-foot LFSe buses for Montreal transit authority STM (Société de transport de Montréal).

The buses are scheduled to be delivered at the end of 2019.

This new order comes on the heels of the first service anniversary of the three quick-charge electric buses provided by Nova Bus as part of the Montreal City Mobility project, a landmark initiative by STM and the Quebec government. These four new vehicles are intended to replace the diesel-powered buses that currently run the same route, from Square Victoria to the Angrignon terminal, and promise that they require less maintenance due to fewer mechanical components.

“The usage and performance statistics of the fully electric Nova Bus vehicles are a testament to the success of the Montreal City Mobility project, and we are extremely proud. STM’s renewed trust in our buses confirms its commitment to the energy transition of public transit in Montreal. Quebec has demonstrated its know-how when it comes to sustainable mobility,” says Martin Larose, vice-president and general manager for Nova Bus.

Since the first Nova Bus electric buses were commissioned in Montreal in May 2017, they have traveled over 100,000 km and undergone more than 11,000 quick charges. This first year of service has also shown how robust the product is in extreme weather conditions, as well as the performance of the quick-charge stations.