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Nova Bus receives contract for 33 electric buses with BC Transit

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The LFSe+ is built on the LFS platform offering the fully electric version of a bus.

SAINT-EUSTACHE — Nova Bus has received a contract for 33 LFSe+, the 40′ battery electric bus model of Nova Bus, from BC Transit in British Columbia, Canada. These electric buses will join BC Transit’s zero-emission fleet, enabling the transit agency to reach its 2040 electrification goals.

“We are pleased to partner with Nova Bus to electrify our fleet, which is a significant part of our plan to reduce GHG emissions,” said Erinn Pinkerton, President and Chief Executive Officer for BC Transit.

“With other active procurements underway and work advancing on charging infrastructure designs in communities, it’s an exciting time for BC Transit, Nova Bus and our partners!”

BC Transit has been committed to its electrification plans since the launch of its Low Carbon Fleet Program in 2019. The goal of the Program is to implement a bus replacement strategy by using greenhouse gas (GHG) reducing technology.


This contract for acquiring 33 Nova Bus LFSe+ will support BC Transit’s transition to electric buses, which remains a priority for the agency. BC Transit’s electrification plans are also in line with the Government of British Columbia’s GHG reduction targets.

The LFSe+ is built on the LFS platform offering the fully electric version of a bus. The LFSe+ has been running year-round in several cities across Canada, including in Vancouver, BC.

“Nova Bus is honoured to support BC Transit in its efforts to pursue the decarbonization of its bus fleet,” said Krzysztof Trembecki, interim President of Nova Bus.

“We consider it our mission to accompany transit agencies in Canada in their electrification journeys. We commend BC Transit for their commitment to clean transportation and we are looking forward to working together to achieve our collective climate change goals.”

Nova Bus is a Canadian electric bus manufacturer and a member of the Volvo Group.


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