C-Tran charges ahead with electric buses

Updated: 5 days ago

Published by Mass Transit Magazine

C-Tran is poised to take its first step toward electrifying its bus fleet. The agency's board of directors voted Tuesday to authorize the purchase of eight new battery-electric buses to replace eight of the fleet's oldest diesel models.


The purchase contract — priced at a maximum of about $9.74 million — includes eight 40-foot battery-electric buses and associated charging infrastructure from GILLIG.


C-Tran tested a loaner electric bus in 2014, but the new purchase agreement marks the first time the agency will put fully electric buses into regular operation. The current fleet consists of 117 transit buses, 66 of which are hybrids. Click here to read the full story in Mass Transit.