Transit electrification - Transdev Canada goes electric!

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QC, Nov. 24, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - It is with great pride that the CEO of Transdev Canada, Mr. Dominique Lemay, announces that the transport carrier innovator will, in the next few weeks, acquire vehicles that are entirely electric.

Transdev Canada is currently negotiating to add electric vehicles to its fleet. How these electric vehicles will be distributed between urban and school transport remains to be determined. Innovation is at the very heart of Transdev's values and remains paramount for the entire group. Therefore, it was crucial that Transdev Canada take an innovative approach to getting greener.

"In recent years, Transdev has been able to test electric buses in several locations around the world. And this is why we are able to proudly announce that we are not in testing phase anymore; this type of vehicle has proven its reliability. Therefore, we will acquire electric buses that we can deploy on our routes," confirmed Transdev Canada CEO, Dominique Lemay.

The acquisition of these fully electric buses represents a considerable investment. However, Transdev Canada believes that it is important to innovate and offer new mobility solutions.

In the coming weeks, various consultations with Transdev clients will be held to determine which routes will be used to introduce the electric buses.

Transdev in the world
Transdev is a global, multinational leader in green and electric transport. With nearly 150 electric vehicles currently on the roads every day, and that number set to increase to approximately 200 buses by 2017, Transdev Canada does—and will always continue to—offer sustainable public transport to clients and passengers.

Transdev
Established in 19 countries, Transdev is a multinational leader in sustainable mobility and multimodal transport. Transdev offers several public transport options. In Canada, the Transdev team has 1,300 employees, operating approximately 650 vehicles and providing over 1,000,000 hours of service in more than 100 municipalities, school boards and regions across Canada. Transdev offers innovative mobility solutions to effectively meet the needs of all its communities.

SOURCE Transdev

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For further information: Information: Nathalie Vallée, Paradigme Affaires publiques, Telephone: 418-523-0523 ext. 223, Cell: 418-809-7155, nvallee@paradigme-ap.com; Source: Marie-France Laurin, Transdev, Telephone: 514-261-6333, marie-france.laurin@transdev.ca

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