TTC's Green Bus Program Expansion
Toronto has North America’s largest fleet of electric buses and we’ve got plans to make it bigger.
At last week's Toronto Transit Commission Board Meeting, my colleagues and I authorized procurement of an additional 300 long-range, battery-electric buses (eBuses), to be delivered between 2023 and 2025. We also approved a new partnership framework with Ontario Power Generation and Toronto Hydro. This is an important next step toward the City of Toronto’s goal of a zero emission fleet by 2040 that will save 250,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.
There is also expected to be significant cost savings. An average bus travels 75,000 km per year and a savings of about $19,000 per bus, is anticipated. By 2040, when the fleet is expected to include 2,600 electric buses or more, an annual savings of $50 million can be expected, based on current energy costs.
These actions are aligned with the City's climate action strategy, TransformTO, which includes a set of long-term, low-carbon goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve our health, grow our economy, and improve climate resilience.