Toronto, ON - July 19, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Build Your Dreams (BYD) Canada announced that the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Canada's largest transit operator and the third largest transit operator in North America, has placed an order to purchase a guarantee of ten 40-foot, fully electric zero-emission buses, with an option for an additional 30 buses.
The TTC order marks a significant milestone to meeting its target of buying only emission-free buses starting in 2025.
BYD Canada Vice President, Ted Dowling, said "We applaud the decision of the TTC to purchase these buses as part of their goal to be a zero-emission fleet by 2040. TTC is leading Canadian transit agencies to a brighter, cleaner future. These first ten buses alone will mean a carbon reduction of 700 Metric tons every year."
TTC's purchase is BYD Canada's seventh heavy duty electric bus order in the last two years, representing 66% of electric buses ordered. Earlier this month, BYD Canada delivered four more buses to St. Albert Transit, bringing their fleet to 10% electric, as well as two buses to Grande Prairie Transit, a city located north-west of Edmonton.
BYD had more electric buses on the Canadian roads than any other firm and has won 100% of the competitive bids for electric buses.
The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature™, BYD is the world's largest manufacturer of electric vehicles and batteries, and the overwhelming global leader in battery-electric buses with more than 35,000 buses in service across in service across 200 cities, 50 countries and six continents. BYD is also an industry leader in several other high-tech sectors, including high-efficiency automobiles, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, electric forklifts, SkyRail (monorail), energy storage and solar power generation. For more information, please visit www.BYD.com
Ted Dowling, Vice President, BYD Canada
250-217-4656 / Ted.Dowling@BYD.com
Sheila Given, Director of Communications, BYD
213-245-6503 / Sheila.Given@BYD.com
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