Clean Technology Canada

City of Regina acquiring up to 53 battery electric buses from Nova

February 27, 2024
By Anthony Capkun

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February 27, 2024 – Nova Bus has been awarded a five-year contract for up to 53 LFSe+ battery-electric buses (BEBs) by the City of Regina.

“These will be the first [BEBs] in Regina Transit’s fleet,” said Brad Bells, director, Transit & Fleet. “The addition of these electric buses will support the City of Regina’s goal of becoming a 100% renewable city by 2050, and is in line with our Energy and Sustainability Framework.”

The first seven LFSe+ are scheduled to be delivered in 2025, with up to 46 buses in option for the remainder of the contract.

The City of Regina’s Energy and Sustainability Framework has selected battery-electric as its preferred technology for the transit’s fleet. As such, Regina Transit is committed to purchasing only battery-electric models as of 2024, resulting in a gradual replacement of the fleet with alternative technology vehicles by 2040.

The Nova Bus LFSe+ promises long driving range and reduced maintenance costs, and produces no emissions. The vehicle offers two charging options (overhead and plug-in), while its modular battery options are capable of storing up to 564 kWh of on-board energy.

“We strongly believe transit agencies and cities such as Regina are paving the way for the success of this important transition to clean transportation, which will support our collective efforts to reduce GHG emissions,” said Ralph Acs, president, Nova Bus (a member of the Volvo Group).

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