Brampton Transit Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial

Strategic Area

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstrations

Status

Active

Partners

Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)
New Flyer Industries
NovaBus
Siemens

Fund

Green Infrastructure

Year

2018

GI Contribution 

$ 3,487,412

Ontario’s Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund (through NRCan)

$ 7,665,000

Project Total

$ 15,958,838

Location

Brampton, ON

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Brampton Transit

Lead Proponent

The City of Brampton

Project Objectives

The objective of this project is to demonstrate on interoperable overhead bus charging system with electric buses on a number bus routes in the City of Brampton. 

The project will help support the procurement, installation and operation of 4 overhead bus charging systems and 8 electric buses in order to displace existing diesel buses in the Brampton Transit fleet. 

During the trial, data will be gathered and analyzed to determine the overall performance of the charging stations, efficiency of the electric-battery buses, and requirements for future deployments of electric-battery buses.

Expected Results

This project will accelerate the development of international standards for overhead charging systems associated with heavy-duty buses, as well as provide utilities and transit agencies with access to data associated with electric bus fleet operations.
Real-world vehicle and charger data will help transit agencies, bus manufacturers, as well as utilities and charging system developers, gain new knowledge that informs their respective organizations about the commercial and technical potential for integrated, standardized electric bus charging systems for the future.

In addition, this project will lead to Canadian job growth in the clean tech and zero-emissions transportation sector, and contribute to long-term solutions to reducing and eliminating air pollutants from transit operations.