The Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) has ordered 25 new 40 ft Proterra Catalyst E2 max electric buses from the US American manufacturer. The new buses will replace 25 vehicles from the agencies current diesel bus fleet.
Proterra will supply Edmonton with two electric buses for infrastructure and charging verification before rolling out the rest of the 25 buses on the order. They are expected to enter regular service in the summer of 2020.
Edmonton Transit Service branch manager Eddie Robar is not worried about the climate conditions in Canada and said: “Proterra’s clean-running and quiet electric buses are winter compatible, have a range of up to 400 kilometres and contribute to our shift toward more sustainable transportation, a low carbon city and high-quality transit service for Edmontonians.”