The TTC's First Electric Bus Hits the Streets of Toronto

As the Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission, I was pleased to be joined by Mayor John Tory and Marco Mendicino, MP for Eglinton-Lawrence to launch the TTC's first battery-electric bus (eBus).
This eBus hit the streets of Toronto after undergoing a series of tests since April. It can be spotted along the 35 Jane route from Jane Station (Line 2) to Pioneer Village Station (Line 1) with a special exterior wrap. The TTC's fleet now contains clean-diesel, hybrid-electric, and battery-electric buses.
While the TTC was already an environmentally-friendly way to travel around the city, the eBus takes it one step further. These eBuses are considered to be truly green as they operate on battery power, have zero tailpipe emissions, and are charged with electricity that is 100% nuclear and emissions-free.
This is an exciting milestone for the TTC as part of its green initiatives. By the first quarter of 2020, Toronto will have 60 new eBuses and one of the largest electric mini-fleets in North America. As TTC Chair, I am proud that the TTC is becoming an industry leader.
The new eBuses are just one part of the TTC's commitment to becoming 100% emissions-free by 2040. For more information on how we are working to modernize service, innovate for the long term, and plan for climate change, please visit the TTC's website.

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