Nova Bus announces the largest order of LFSe+ buses by four transit authorities in QuebecDecember 16, 2021 Partners
Quebec, December 16, 2021—Nova Bus, a member of the Volvo Group and a leading North American transit bus manufacturer, is proud to announce the order of 24 LFSe+ electric buses by four transit authorities in Quebec. The tender was coordinated by the Association du transport urbain du Québec (ATUQ) and the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL).
The first pilot bus unit will be delivered in 2022, followed by the others in 2023 and 2024. A total of 10 buses, including 5 options, will be for the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), 2 buses for the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO), 2 buses for the Société de transport de Trois-Rivières and 10 buses for the Société de transport de Sherbrooke (STS). This new order of electric buses is the largest to date and is part of a $30 million federal and provincial government financial assistance package for the electrification of transportation.
“This announcement shows the governments’ willingness to significantly support the electrification of transportation in Quebec and Nova Bus is proud to play a leading role. The collective effort for this green shift is essential in the industry” said Martin Larose, President of Nova Bus.
With an electric drive motor coupled with BAE Systems’ next generation power electronics, these electric buses provide better fuel economy, longer driving range, reduced maintenance costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The LFSe+ is the perfect pairing of Nova Bus’ proven expertise with the latest innovations in clean and sustainable technologies.
“The RTL’s electric shift is well underway and the acquisition of 10 new buses next year (5 of which are options) will allow us to reduce our environmental footprint and contribute to Quebec’s economic development. The RTL’s electric minibuses—put into service last summer as part of a pilot project—are already performing well … and popular! In fact, we expect more than half of our bus fleet to be electric by 2030, with more than 200 buses” said Catherine Fournier, Mayor of Longueuil.
Nova Bus is committed to always improving its products and processes to reduce pollution and waste in every aspect of its business, and the LFSe+ is the latest demonstration of that commitment.
About Nova Bus
Nova Bus is a leading provider of sustainable transportation solutions in North America. Its portfolio includes electric and hybrid buses, high-capacity vehicles and integrated intelligent transport systems. As part of its Electro Mobility strategy, Nova Bus is moving forward with the electrification of key vehicle components to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Group.
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