The action plan presented today that extends from 2015 to 2020 and includes investments of up to $420M over the next five years to promote electric transportation and develop the industrial cluster includes important and encouraging measures in support of public transit.
These measures further demonstrate the political will and commitment to opportunities in the electrification of transportation.
“For Nova Bus, the electrification of transportation is a major undertaking, which has passed several milestones in the last few years. Today’s announcement bolsters our pursuit of major projects, initiated several years ago in the field of electromobility, such as City Mobility, which will be rolled out in 2016 in collaboration with STM,” said Ralph Acs, Senior Vice President, Americas, for Volvo Buses.
With the active support of the Government of Quebec, the fully electric bus project has already enabled Nova Bus to develop technologies that help lower buses' fuel consumption. For example, the systems that control the doors, air conditioning and steering on Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) buses are now connected to the buses' electrical circuit, thus consuming less fuel.
Nova Bus is working in close collaboration with key players in public transit to contribute to the development of these new technologies and new opportunities.
About Nova Bus
Nova Bus is a leading provider of sustainable transit solutions in North America. Its portfolio includes hybrid electric buses, high-capacity vehicles and integrated intelligent transportation systems. Following its Electro Mobility strategy, Nova Bus is moving forward with the electrification of its vehicle key components to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Group.