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Transition to Zero-Emission Bus Study


The Next Step to Electrifying the Winnipeg Transit Fleet

As cities across North America embrace a new vision for sustainable transportation made possible by recent advances in battery-electric bus technology, the City of Winnipeg has invested $1 million to help understand what it would take to make that vision a reality here. More than just purchasing zero-emission buses (ZEB), to transition to a fully electric fleet would require an overhaul of transit operations, every facet of which was designed for diesel.

The Transition to Zero-Emission Bus Study is now underway. The project builds on a successful electric bus demonstration, and the work of a 2015-16 task force that determined more information was needed to understand how to transition to an electric fleet, and what changes would be needed for planning, operation and maintenance based on electric bus charging technologies. The study is providing Transit with the information required to purchase and operate a mixed test fleet of 16 zero-emission buses, the first phase to achieving a full transition of its fleet.

You can learn more about the next steps Transit is proposing by visiting the 'Transition to Zero-Emission Program' tab.

Project Timeline

Electric bus study timeline