Quebec pins hopes on all-electric school bus unveiled in Laval

Quebec’s Liberal government is hoping that a 100 per cent electric school bus unveiled in Laval and which is regarded as a first of its kind in North America will sell briskly to transportation companies and school boards and return at least some of the investment Quebec made in its development.

A Lion of a bus
Quebec Transport Minister Robert Poëti joined Sustainable Development Minister David Heurtel and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region Francine Charbonneau with Chomedey Liberal MNA Guy Ouellette at school transportation specialist Chartrand Inc.’s depot on Montée Masson in Laval’s east end on Nov. 7 for the official unveiling of the 72-seat C-type E-Lion school bus made entirely in Quebec by Lion Bus Inc. of St. Jérôme.
“The electric school bus project is the first of its kind in North America and reflects the advances made by Quebec in the electrification of transport,” Poëti said in an address to a large crowd that included school board officials who could soon become clients for the buses which could lead to substantial savings on fuel.

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Source: Laval News.