As part of its strategy to support electric vehicles, cut emissions, and broaden clean, green transportation options throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Ontario government is putting two brand-new, zero-emission GO buses into service for the very first time.
“The send off of these electric transports denotes a critical achievement in our administration’s arrangement to be a worldwide forerunner in the electric vehicle unrest,” said Head Doug Portage. ” We’re constructing serious areas of strength for a vehicle store network, getting game changing interests in electric vehicles and battery fabricating, and getting more electric vehicles out and about. We are at the forefront of the electric future.”
The zero-emission buses will be available to passengers of GO bus routes 19 (Mississauga/North York), 27 (Milton/North York), 92 (Oshawa/Yorkdale), and 96B (Oshawa/Finch Express) beginning on May 15. The buses’ distinctive exterior, which features a lightning bolt, will make them easy to spot. Commuters will enjoy a quieter ride and have access to USB chargers and seatbelts once they board.
Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney stated, “These electric vehicle buses are an exciting new transportation option, bolstering the presence of zero-emission technology in Ontario.” We will continue to take advantage of clean energy opportunities that are beneficial to both people and the environment as we carry out our plan to get Ontarians moving.
Since December 2021, the brand-new electric vehicle GO buses have been in the testing phase without passengers. As workers travel on the new transports, the area will keep on assessing criticism to assist with educating the potential future development regarding the program and our Made-In-Ontario methodology to get electric vehicles and low-carbon gear.