Victoria GreenPower Electric Bus
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As part of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority’s (GVHA) upcoming Ground Transportation Strategy, GVHA and CVS Cruise Victoria Ltd (CVS Tours) entered into a lease agreement with GreenPower Motor Company Inc. to pilot a fully electric EVC550 double decker bus for one year commencing in April 2016. The pilot program will evaluate the feasibility of electric bus transportation for the cruise tourism industry. The focus will be on cost of operations compared to conventional diesel buses, emission reduction, noise reduction and charging station requirements. The bus will be in operation to service shore excursions for cruise ship passengers, for the 2016 cruise season from April to October, to destinations such as Butchart Gardens and Butterfly Gardens.
Other electric transportation initiatives:
- NewFlyer (Chicago) – leading supplier of heavy duty buses in US and Canada
- NovaBus (Montreal trial bus) – EV and hybrid buses across North America
- BYD (many US cities) – electric taxis buses and coaches
- Proterra (many US cities) – electric buses