Nova Bus has been selected by Quebec to supply most of their hybrid and electric buses. For Nova Bus it is their largest order of the kind to date. It includes 497 hybrid buses and up to 1,028 vehicles on option that will go to the province’s 9 largest cities.
Nova Bus has been awarded the collective contract for Quebec’s transit authorities, coordinated by Association du transport urbain du Québec (ATUQ). The agreement runs over 5 years, up to 2024.
The 497 hybrid buses in order measure about 12 metres and are of type LFS HEV. With another 1,028 vehicles, this order represents the largest order in Nova Bus history to date.
The hybrid buses will be made at the Saint-Eustache and Saint-François-du-Lac plants, which handle the final assembly and manufacturing of the vehicle chassis and other components, respectively. Local production was a requirement of the tender.
The contract awarded by STM on behalf of Quebec’s nine transit authorities is now subject to government approval to confirm the financing of the buses.