Transdev Canada announces acquisition of 30 EVs from Lion Electric
by CM Staff
With this new order, the company will have electrified its fleet of electric buses to nearly 40% in Quebec.
BROSSARD — Transdev Canada announces the acquisition of 30 new electric school buses from the Quebec company Lion Electric. A major investment that was made partly possible by the Quebec government’s support policy.
Transdev is pursuing its zero-emission objective. With this new order, the company will have electrified its fleet of electric buses to nearly 40% in Quebec. The entire new fleet is scheduled to be put into service in the Montérégie and Eastern Townships in the spring of 2023.
“In Canada as elsewhere, Transdev is convinced of the need to mobilize in the fight against global warming, both for the environment, our society and for future generations. We are reaffirming our commitment to the energy transition, especially to our youngest passengers, who are the main users of electric school buses,” said Arthur Nicolet, Chief Executive Officer of Transdev Canada.
Putting its background as a global mobility operator and integrator at the service of the Quebec population, Transdev currently operates 1,800 electric buses in 13 different countries.
This sustainable transportation project was made possible through a reportedly close collaboration between the manufacturer and the operator. Lion Electric and Transdev Canada have been working hand-in-hand to achieve greener and cleaner mobility. In March 2020, in the midst of the pandemic crisis, Transdev Canada had already ordered and put into service 27 Lion Electric school buses. This represented an investment of $4.5M CAD. Again in 2022, Transdev reports that it is renewing its commitment with a new investment of nearly $5M CAD, with the ambition of electrifying 100% of its school bus fleet in Quebec by 2025.
These acquisitions benefited from the Program to Support the Deployment of Electric School buses in Québec, which is part of the Quebec government’s 2015-2020 Transportation Electrification Action Plan.