16/04/2021

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Canada invests in electric public transport | Automotive Industry News

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Canada has introduced C$2.75bn (US$2.2bn) in funding across five yrs, starting off in 2021, including supporting the purchase of zero-emission public transit and university buses.

The funding is element of an eight-year, C$fourteen.9bn public transit expenditure lately outlined by Primary Minister, Justin Trudeau and will also assistance municipalities, transit authorities and university boards with changeover arranging, enhance ambition concerning the electrification of transit systems and produce on the government’s dedication to assist purchase 5,000 zero-emission buses during the upcoming five yrs.  

Nova Bus in Saint-Eustache, Lion Electrique in Saint-Jérôme, GreenPower in Vancouver and New Flyer in Winnipeg are examples of progressive businesses, which have been delivering zero-emission transit alternatives.

Infrastructure Canada will ensure coordination between the investment and the Canada Infrastructure Bank commitment to invest C$1.5bn in zero-emission buses and associated infrastructure as element of its three year Advancement Plan.  

To date, Infrastructure Canada’s funding programmes have supported the purchase of additional than 300 new zero-emission buses.

“Improved public transit, cleaner air, quieter streets, and a planet risk-free for our kids that’s the objective of our expenditure in zero-emission buses throughout Canada,” stated Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Catherine McKenna.

“By building this expenditure, we are tackling weather improve although building great jobs and supporting production right now, here at house. Canada’s infrastructure approach invests in 1000’s of jobs, generates jobs throughout the country and builds cleaner, additional inclusive communities.”

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