BYD ELECTRIC BUSES IN SERVICE IN TORONTO
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Ontario – Canada has taken ten zero-emission, BYD 40-foot K9M battery-electric buses into service. TTC is Canada’s largest and North America’s third largest transit operator.
“This is an important milestone for the city, for the province and BYD, and we can’t wait for Torontonians to see what BYD’s combination of best-in-class technology, and Canadian know-how can deliver for their city,” BYD Canada Vice President Ted Dowling said.
BYD calls this “a significant milestone for BYD, as these ten buses are the first to hit the road from BYD’s 45,000-square-foot assembly facility in Newmarket, Ontario; the first new electric bus plant to open in the province in a generation”. The assembly of these buses created 30 jobs and are the first buses built in Ontario since Orion closed its plant in 2012.
These ten buses delivered to Toronto will help remove nearly 8400 metric tonnes of GHG from the atmosphere over their lifetime –just imagine what we could do with more.
The Toronto Transit Commission is one of several customers in Canada purchasing zero-emission, battery-electric BYD buses. This order represents a significant advance toward TTC’s goal of purchasing all emission-free buses beginning in 2025 and completing a fleet conversion by 2040. Each of these new buses will remove approximately 9 Metric tons of nitrogen oxides, 159 kilograms of diesel particulate matter, and approximately 1,530 Metric tons of CO₂ from the atmosphere over the expected 12-year life cycle of the vehicle.