BYD has signed a deal to deliver ten 40-foot, pure electric zero-emission buses, with an option for an additional 30 buses to the Toronto Transit Commission. The first bus deal with TTC marks a significant milestone in meeting its target of buying only emission-free buses starting in 2025.
BYD Canada Vice President, Ted Dowling, said “We applaud the decision of the TTC to purchase these buses as part of their goal to be a zero-emission fleet by 2040. TTC is leading Canadian transit agencies to a brighter, cleaner future. These first ten buses alone will mean a carbon reduction of 700 Metric tons every year.”
TTC’s purchase is BYD Canada’s seventh heavy duty electric bus order in the last two years, representing 66% of electric buses ordered. Earlier this month, BYD Canada delivered four more buses to St. Albert Transit, bringing their fleet to 10% electric, as well as two buses to Grande Prairie Transit, a city located north-west of Edmonton.