News and information about electric school buses in Canada, including their local manufacturing and their adoption and deployment in school bus fleets.
Canadian NGOs launch electric school bus alliance to accelerate transition from diesel
The Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance, led by Équiterre and Green Communities Canada, and funded by the Trottier Family Foundation, will provide education, promote awareness and advocate policy change
Montreal foundation awards $800,000 in “catalytic capital” to spur electric school bus adoption in Canada
EXCLUSIVE: The Trottier Family Foundation, highlighting electric school buses’ climate and health benefits, will fund 10 organizations over two years to lobby governments, conduct policy research and build grassroots support
Canada Infrastructure Bank to fund 4,000 electric school buses in Quebec
The $400-million loan to provincial bus operators is the latest investment from the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s $1.5 billion zero-emission bus initiative to assist in the transition from diesel transit in Canada
Student Transportation of Canada places conditional order for 1,000 electric school buses
The order, for Lion Electric buses, still hinges on financial support from the federal Zero Emission Transit Fund. If approved, Student Transportation of Canada will become the largest operator of zero-emission school buses in the country
Transdev-Lion deal for 27 electric school buses shows why Quebec is winning in the EV economy
In an exclusive video interview, Transdev and Lion Electric explain how Quebec’s trio of attributes — clean energy, local manufacture, government incentives — paved the way for the deal, enabling Transdev to achieve a 99 per cent emission reduction with these vehicles
Prices, policies slow the transition to electric school buses
Electric school buses emit close to no greenhouse gases, preserve children from harmful exposure to diesel exhaust and make no noise. Yet, there are still very few of them on our roads. What stalls them?