Multi-Million Dollar Investment in Brampton Electric Bus Network
“Cleaner vehicles are good for our communities, our economy and our environment. Our government’s investment in Ontario’s electric bus network will help support innovative Canadian companies and good jobs in Canada’s cleantech sector, while keeping our air healthy and fighting climate change, so we can build a cleaner future for our kids and grandkids.”
- Catherine McKenna
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada
“This investment launches the largest interoperable system in play with the most intense use of a high-power charging system on-route in Canada. With eight e-buses and four overhead chargers in Brampton as part of the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial, today’s announcement marks the moment Canada has become an unquestioned world leader in e-mobility.”
- Josipa Petrunic
Executive Director and CEO of CUTRIC
“Brampton recently joined 35 other communities in declaring a climate emergency. Our goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Brampton by 80 percent by 2050, and we are planning and launching better policies and technology to support our priority to develop a green city. Today’s exciting announcement marks a major milestone on that journey. I thank the Government of Canada and our project partners for their investment in our future and in greater sustainability in Brampton.”
- Patrick Brown
Mayor of Brampton
Led by the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial was launched at TransLink in Vancouver in April 2018 as part of a national coordinated effort to advance zero-emissions transit technology.
The funding for Brampton’s participation in Phase 1 of the CUTRIC Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial, subject to funding agreements, will be administered through Natural Resources Canada using a portion of Ontario’s Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund allocation.
Natural Resources Canada’s Green Infrastructure Program is key to building our clean growth economy, helping accelerate the deployment and market entry of next-generation clean energy infrastructure, including electric vehicle infrastructure demonstrations.
Natural Resources Canada
Office of the Minister of Natural Resources
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