Canadian Manufacturing

Letenda’s Electrip, zero-emission city buses designed in Quebec

The vehicle's manufacturing concept consists of a modular structure made mainly of aluminum and inspired by the aeronautics industry.

February 25, 2022   by CM Staff

zero emission city bus (CNW Group/Letenda)

LONGUEUIL — Letenda has introduced zero-emission transit buses designed specifically for electric propulsion and Canadian winter conditions.

The first model is called the Electrip. The company said the transit bus was engineered in Quebec and brings together the latest sustainable technologies and leverages electric propulsion.

“We are proud to present today the result of six years of research and effort: the Electrip, an electrically powered city bus designed to withstand winter temperatures. This achievement was made possible with the help of an experienced team including world leaders in electric vehicle technologies and Quebec manufacturers to develop and market an innovative bus,” said Nicolas Letendre, President and CEO of Letenda in a statement.

“The Electrip is perfectly suited for transportation companies wishing to reduce their environmental impact and optimize their operations while moving towards sustainable mobility. Our product is complementary to the existing electric vehicle offer for public transit due to its size and innovative design.”

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The Electrip is an ultra-lightweight, long-range, 9-meter intermediate bus. The vehicle’s manufacturing concept consists of a modular structure made mainly of aluminum and inspired by the aeronautics industry.

It’s low floor throughout the passenger area can accommodate up to 45 people, including 24 seated passengers and up to 6 wheelchairs.

“As we work to accelerate our green economic transformation, our Government is proud to support companies like Letenda that are actively participating in building a clean growth economy, including by investing in sustainable public transit and carbon-neutral vehicles,” said Science and Industry Minister, François-Philippe in a statement.