Newmarket goes greener by Electric Bus Network
Aug. 16, 2019
Global Korean Post
York Regional Council is committed to producing zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2051.
Newmarket has demonstrated operation of high-powered charging systems on Aug. 14, 2019.
Federal government announced an investment of nearly $957,000 for Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. to demonstrate a fully interoperable, high-power overhead, on-route charger in Newmarket, which will help the York Region Transit Corporation phase out diesel buses and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
The funding from Natural Resources Canada’s Green Infrastructure Program will help Newmarket-Tay procure, install, operate and maintain one 450kW overhead bus-charging station. This initiative also contributes to the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)’s Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Network that aims to cut pollution and energy costs while paving the way for a zero-emission transportation sector.
Siemens, a global company focused on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization, will provide the on-route charger, which will demonstrate the performance of the overhead electric bus charging system and enable future mass deployments.