Walmart to electrify fleet by 2040

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Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Market BackgroundWalmart will electrify and zero-out emissions from all of its vehicles, including long-haul trucks, by 2040, as part of its current goal to become a “regenerative company”.

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Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans deploys 6 plug-in hybrid pickups from XL Fleet

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In order to advance its fleet electrification and emissions reduction goals, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has deployed six new XL plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks to its fleet. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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Estes partners with Clean Energy to expand RNG vehicle fleet to 71 units

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the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, announced that Estes Express Lines will add to its fleet 50 new trucks fueled with Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG), bringing its total to 71. Biomethane / RNG Fleets Fuels Heavy-dutyClean Energy Fuels Corp.,

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DHE begins piloting Volvo VNR Electric heavy-duty trucks in SoCal fleet

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Freight operator Dependable Highway Express (DHE) has received two Volvo VNR Electric trucks—the first battery-electric Class 8 trucks to join DHE’s fleet. The electric trucks will be added to DHE’s existing fleet of more than 500 Volvo trucks operating across North America.

2020 96

ComEd to replace all LDVs in fleet with electrified vehicles by 2030

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ComEd’s new fleet electrification plan calls for replacing all of its light duty vehicles with electrified vehicles (EVs and PHEVs) by 2030. ComEd’s current fleet of 3,000 vehicles includes 1,400 biodiesel-fueled line trucks and another 430 units that are capable of running on high-level ethanol-gasoline blends, or E85. ComEd plans to electrify 30% of its fleet by 2025. Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background Plug-ins

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Anheuser-Busch transitioning 30% of dedicated fleet to renewable natural gas

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Louis to fleets powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines. As the next step to achieve its 2025 sustainability goal of reducing carbon emissions across its value chain by 25% by 2025, the brewer will be expanding this fleet and investing in technology to transition to cleaner-burning renewable natural gas. The two fleets are expected to travel more than 8.5 Biomethane / RNG Fleets Heavy-duty Natural Gas

2020 88

Proterra launches Energy Fleet Solutions

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Proterra launched Proterra Energy fleet solutions , a full suite of options that enable turnkey delivery of a complete energy ecosystem for heavy-duty electric fleets, including design, build, financing, operations, maintenance and energy optimization. With this comprehensive solution, operators of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets such as transit bus, school bus, truck and others can lower upfront cost, reduce risk, and simplify the transition to electric vehicles.

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AstraZeneca electrifying global vehicle fleet

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The Climate Group announced that global pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca will join its business leadership initiative on electric vehicles, EV100 ( earlier post ); AstraZeneca will switch its 16,000-vehicle fleet to electric by 2030. By the end of 2019, AstraZeneca will operate: 120 EVs in the UK (23% of UK fleet). 213 in Spain (35% of Spanish fleet). 245 in France (over 50% of French fleet). 230 in Scandinavia (over 50% of Scandinavian fleet).

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14 US fleets launch ACT Fleet Forum; best practices on adopting advanced, clean transportation technologies

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Fourteen leading US fleets announced the formation of the ACT Fleet Forum , an educational initiative to share best practices between participating fleets, as well as top technology providers and fuel suppliers on adopting advanced, clean transportation technologies. The ACT Fleet Forum provides education via webinars, workshops, and in-person site visits to leading fleets year-round. Fleets Market Background

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ABB to provide charging infrastructure for ASKO electric truck fleet

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ABB has entered into an agreement with Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler ASKO, and its owner NorgesGruppen, to supply charging infrastructure for its growing fleet of electric trucks. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty InfrastructureCurrently, ASKO has 600 trucks on the road each day and has a goal to achieve zero emissions distribution of groceries by 2026. Financial details were not disclosed.

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DiDi to introduce first shared EV fleet to Mexico; 700+ EVs and hybrids to start

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Didi Chuxing (DiDi), the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, will launch Latin America’s first shared electric vehicle (EV) fleet through its app in Mexico, as the company further invests in sustainable transportation innovations in the region.

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BYD to add another 183 electric buses to Santiago’s fleet

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The existing fleet of K9FEs operating in Santiago. They will be integrated into the existing Metbus fleet to operate the popular Avenida Grecia route, becoming the first route operated by only electric buses in Latin America. Metbus is also one of the largest pure electric bus fleet operators in the Americas. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Latin America

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BYD begins electric bus fleet delivery to Germany’s BOGESTRA; first of 22 buses

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BOGESTRA (Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen) and HCR (Straßenbahn Herne-Castrop-Rauxel), two of Germany’s leading Public Transport Operators (PTOs), have taken delivery of the first vehicle in a joint fleet order for 22 electric buses from BYD. The new electric 12-meter BYD eBus fleet will go into service in the Germany state of North Rhine-Westphalia, on route 380 in Gelsenkirchen and route 354 in Bochum. Bus Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets

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Barbados receiving 35 BYD electric buses; first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean

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BYD delivered the first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean, opening up an exciting new chapter in the region’s efforts to tackle climate change.

SCE fleet electrification goals for 2030: 100% LDV, 30% MDV, 8% HDV, 60% of forklifts

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Southern California Edison has set fleet electrification goals for 2030: 100% of its light-duty vehicles, 30% of medium-duty vehicles, 8% of heavy-duty vehicles, and 60% of forklifts. As we encourage our customers to consider fleet electrification, it is critical for our company and our industry to continue to show leadership in this area. To meet the demands of its growing electric fleet, SCE has installed more than 370 charge ports at its facilities as of 2019.

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Daimler Trucks launches additional electric Freightliner Customer Experience fleet

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The Customer Experience (CX) fleet from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) consists of six heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia and two medium-duty Freightliner eM2 106. These customers are some of the largest fleet owners in the USA representing more than 150,000 heavy- and medium-duty trucks (Class 6-8) on US roads. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-dutyDaimler Trucks has launched additional electric Freightliner trucks for customer testing in North America.

2020 74

Dutch fleet operator orders 80 Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer vans

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Wensink Automotive, fleet operator Willemsen-de Koning and Mercedes-Benz Vans have signed a contract for the delivery of 80 eVito Tourer vans (electricity consumption combined: 24.2 – 20.2 The fully electric fleet is used for group transports in Utrecht and Rotterdam. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Rhombus Energy Solutions announces UL 1741SA certification for its high-power charging systems for fleet EVs

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Rhombus bidirectional 60kW chargers are designed to be utilized with EV fleets and by charging network operators. The certification of this charger for V2G operation provides fleet operators with new tools to reduce their energy costs by offering the ability to put power and energy back on the grid when utilities need it most, and recharging off peak when demand and prices fall. This can result in significant energy cost savings for fleet operators who utilize EVs in their fleets.

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Exelon to electrify 30% of utility vehicle fleet by 2025; 50% by 2030

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Exelon Corporation today announced that its six electric and gas utilities will continue advancing transportation electrification to benefit customers and communities by taking major steps to electrify its fleet of vehicles. Exelon’s utilities will meet fleet electrification targets cost-effectively by replacing select end-of-life combustion vehicles with plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles, where possible. Exelon’s utilities have a combined fleet of more than 7,200 vehicles.

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Enel enters public transit electrification market in US; partners with MassCEC for electric bus fleet

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With the grants Enel X will help develop an innovative approach to public transit fleet electrification planning which will provide the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) insights to optimally electrify a portion of their new fleet, and will support the electrification of a portion of Hopkinton Public School District’s bus fleet.

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AMPLY Power & Logan Bus announce 2-year demo project of charging-as-a service for fleets; 5 electric school buses

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Pioneering methods to accelerate electric fleet adoption, AMPLY Power will demonstrate and document its Charging-as-a-Service approach for an all-electric school bus fleet in New York City. Bus Conversions Electric (Battery) Fleets Infrastructure Mobility services

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Lucid Air electric car: Fleet of 40 prototypes temporarily parked

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Lucid has temporarily parked a fleet of 40 prototypes for its Air electric sedan and, apparently trying to make the most of the situation, it's released a short video showing the whole fleet of cars parked together. The Air was originally scheduled to appear in production-ready form at the 2020 New York Auto Show, but the event was cancelled due. youtube

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids launches EV charging system for large-scale e-mobility: Grid-eMotion Fleet

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids has launched Grid-eMotion Fleet, a scalable, modular and fully customizable solution for large-scale EV charging of smart public and commercial transport. The launch of Grid-eMotion Fleet marks a shift from a charger-product based approach to a charging-system based approach, which can help to accelerate the future of smart mobility. Grid-eMotion Fleet comes in standard containers that integrate the grid connection and charging systems.

2020 64

San José International deploys 10 Proterra electric buses in airport fleet

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Mineta San José International Airport’s (SJC) has deployed a fleet of 10 Proterra battery-electric buses that will transport passengers and their luggage between SJC’s parking lots, rental car center, and terminals. Funded in part by a $5-million zero-emissions grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, the electric buses replace the aging compressed natural gas bus fleet that has been operating at SJC since 2008. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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NYC Mayor orders all-electric fleet by 2040 and end to expansion of fossil-fuel-related infrastructure

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio last week issued an executive order specifying the attainment of an all-electric “carbon-neutral” fleet by the year 2040. New York City operates more than 30,000 owned and leased vehicles (on-road and off-road), the largest municipal fleet in the United States. The CFTP will outline alternative fuel, fuel efficiency and electrification for all City fleet units by type. Electric (Battery) Fleets Policy

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NYC study of actual fuel economy of fleet finds hybrids more fuel efficient as compared to conventional vehicles than expected

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Using telematics, NYC Fleet, part of New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), recently analyzed actual fuel economy in its hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles and compared it to the EPA ratings for each make and model. DCAS Fleet looked at actual fuel economy in calendar year 2019 for 4,000 non-policing fleet units including sedans, SUVs, pickups, and vans. Fleets Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Market Background

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Walmart Canada commits to 100% alternatively powered fleet vehicles by 2028; orders 30 more Tesla semis

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Walmart Canada plans to power its fleet using 100% alternative power by 2028. The first 20 Tesla Semis will be used to support Walmart Canada’s fleet base in Mississauga, Ontario. Canada Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Bestmile fleet orchestration platform for on-demand mobility providers

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Swiss start-up Bestmile has developed an orchestration platform for on-demand mobility providers that steers every vehicle in a fleet in real time. Bestmile’s cloud-based mobility services solution features its Fleet Orchestration Platform, native professional and public applications, and API-enabled integration with third-party systems. —Anne Mellano, traffic engineer and founder of the fleet orchestration platform Bestmile.

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Swiss Post, Austrian Post to move to fully electric fleets by 2030

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National postal companies Swiss Post and Austrian Post have committed to electrify their delivery fleets by 2030. The company already operates the largest electric vehicle fleet in the country and will switch more than 9,000 vehicles to electric as part of EV100. To accelerate climate action and to reach carbon neutral delivery, Post CH sees investing in a modern fleet of vehicles with energy-efficient, alternative drive systems and a well-designed logistics strategy as key.

2019 94

UPS/Greenbiz study identifies motivators and barriers to electric fleets

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Attaining environmental benefits and lower cost of ownership are driving more commercial fleets to electrify, according to a new study by UPS and GreenBiz. In the “Curve Ahead: The Future of Fleet Electrification” report, industry leaders identify the main motivations and barriers to electrification, as well as strategies to move the commercial electric vehicle market from niche to mainstream. Despite an appetite for electrification, many fleet operators face challenges.

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Anaheim Transportation Network orders 40 BYD electric buses; 57% electric fleet by 2020

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The ATN fleet order will increase the number of BYD electric buses the agency can deploy to serve one of the nation’s busiest tourism and employment regions. We’ve been operating four of BYD’s 40-foot K9Ms on our routes over the past two years, and based on their performance, we are confident in BYD’s quality product and their support of our efforts to electrify our fleet. These new buses will provide ATN a 57 percent zero-emission fleet by 2020.

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StarMetro places 3rd order for electric buses with Proterra for Florida State; 100% battery-electric fleet

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StarMetro, the city of Tallahassee’s public transit system, has agreed to purchase 22 Proterra Catalyst FC buses to service Florida State University (FSU), bringing the StarMetro fleet to 27 battery-electric buses. FSU is one of the first universities in the nation to decommission its entire fossil-fuel powered fleet and upgrade it to a 100% battery-electric fleet. Emissions Fleets Heavy-duty

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Amazon adds 40 Streetscooter and 10 Mercedes-Benz eVito electric vans to Munich fleet

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More vehicle deliveries are planned for the future in order to further expand Amazon's electrically operated fleet. Electric (Battery) Europe FleetsAmazon has ordered 40 StreetScooter WORK Box electric vans which will be deployed at its distribution center in Munich Daglfing.

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CARB approves ICT regulation; 100% zero-emission bus fleets by 2040; ZEB tech symposium in Feb 2019

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The California Air Resources Board on Friday approved the Innovative Clean Transit regulation (ICT) ( earlier post )—a first-of-its-kind regulation in the US that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100% zero-emission bus (ZEB) fleets by 2040. And their fleets run out of central depots where charging infrastructure can be installed and conveniently accessed. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Regulations

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Lightning Systems introduces range of AC and DC fast charge charging stations for fleet electric vehicles

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With more fleet operators making the switch to electric trucks and buses, planning and installing charging systems has brought a whole new set of challenges for our customers. We know first-hand that fleets need timely and specific help with charging solutions for their commercial vehicles. Electric (Battery) Fleets Infrastructure Lubricating Oils

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California trucking firm switches fleet of 600+ trucks to Neste renewable diesel

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Ecology, a transportation and logistics company in California, has switched its fleet of more than 600 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel and is reporting cleaner fuel filters, fewer maintenance problems and reductions in tailpipe emissions. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is available to public and private fleets in California through authorized distributors. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Fleets Fuels

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Energy Impact Partners invests €5M in EV fleet efficiency company ViriCiti

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million (€5 million) in ViriCiti, a Europe-based EV fleet efficiency technology company ( earlier post ), in a Series A round. ViriCiti has developed and deployed a telematics platform for monitoring and managing electric bus and truck fleets, enabling fleet operators to optimize battery and vehicle performance. ViriCiti’s real-time reporting framework keeps transit operators up to date on electric fleet operation, eliminating range anxiety and depleted battery incidents.

2019 82

CARB: ridesharing vehicle fleet CO2/PMT in 2018 approximately 50% higher than the statewide passenger vehicle fleet average

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Among the top-level findings and estimates: CARB staff estimates that the 2018 TNC vehicle fleet emitted 301 gCO 2 /PMT, approximately 50% higher than the statewide passenger vehicle fleet average of 203 gCO 2 /PMT. The analysis indicates that the industry-wide TNC fleet has a 7% lower passenger occupancy than the California statewide passenger vehicle fleet. Total 2018 TNC fleet electric VMT (eVMT) is about 33.7 of the total VMT generated by the TNC fleet.

2019 70

West Coast fleets adopting XL electrification systems to meet emissions goals

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XL, a provider of electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, today, announced that the Tacoma Public Utility, Clark Public Utilities and the City of Palo Alto are the latest West Coast municipalities and utilities to electrify portions of their fleets with XL-equipped vehicles. All three fleets are in the process of deploying multiple XL plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks—the first and only PHEV F-150 on the road today.

2019 78

BYD and AMPLY launch preferred partnership for EV charging infrastructure and energy services for commercial fleets

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With the high costs and operational complexities surrounding electric vehicle (EV) deployments within commercial fleets, EV manufacturer BYD announced a preferred partnership with charging infrastructure provider AMPLY Power. The partnership allows fleet operators such as transit agencies, shuttle bus operators, universities, school districts, and municipalities to transition more rapidly to electric vehicles through joint products and services encompassing vehicles and infrastructure.

2019 60

GlobalData: COVID-19 puts EV sales and CO2 fleet emission targets at risk

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This could prove very problematic for the industry in a year that was supposed to mark the big shift to EVs to reduce fleet CO2 emissions in line with new tighter EU CO 2 targets. In the long run, this could see fewer motorists switching to EVs, putting the government’s ambitious targets for electrification at risk and potentially bringing increased fines for the vehicle manufacturers not complying with EU fleet average CO 2 targets.

2020 104

EMT Madrid places a third order with Irizar e-mobility making a total of 55 Irizar electric buses in fleet

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Irizar e-mobility has signed a new contract with the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT Madrid) to supply 20 electric 12-meter Irizar ie buses. This is the third order from EMT Madrid for Irizar electric vehicles.

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Toronto Transit Commission greenlights first battery-electric bus fleet; 10 Proterra E2s to start

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The Toronto Transit Commission , the third largest transit agency in North America and the most heavily used system in all of Canada, purchased ten Proterra Catalyst E2 buses in support of the transit agency’s goal to convert its entire fleet of 1,926 buses to zero-emission buses by 2040. TTC’s bus fleet serves nearly 2,750,000 residents with an average ridership of 253 million per year, and provides critical mass transit links throughout the broader metropolitan area.

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