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Transition to Zero-Emission


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, approximately $280 million is being invested to make that vision a reality in Winnipeg. More than just purchasing zero-emission buses (ZEB), to transition to a fully electric fleet will require an overhaul of transit operations, every facet of which was designed for diesel.

The Transition to Zero-Emission Bus Program is now underway. The program 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 program follows the path set by the 2021 Transition to Zero-Emission Bus Study, starting with the purchase of a mixed test fleet of 16 zero-emission buses.

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

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