The first of TransLink’s 15 new battery-electric buses have arrived in Metro Vancouver, an important milestone as they charge ahead for an expected early 2023 date to enter service. Over the next few months, Nova Bus and Coast Mountain Bus Company has to first test the buses and prepare it for service.
Once all 15 are in service, it will fully electrify our 100 22nd Street/Marpole Loop route and quadruple the size of our battery-electric bus fleet. This marks a leap forward in our journey towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and a more climate-resilient transit system by 2050 as part of our Climate Action Strategy.
Our long-term goal is to introduce 400 new battery-electric buses to our fleet by 2030 and to fully transition the fleet to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. Each battery-electric bus emits roughly 70 tonnes less GHG emissions annually compared to a diesel bus.
Once all 15 are up and running, TransLink says emissions will be reduced by 1,000 tonnes per year. Along with reducing negative environmental impacts, the move is expected to save the transit authority $40,000 per bus per year.
The fleet of new buses will cost $16 million.
Diesel buses are the most common type of bus in the United States, and they cost around $550,000 per vehicle (according to a 2016 study).
I would love to know what this bus costs, what its expected operating/maintenance costs are compared to a conventional ICE bus, what the expected lifespan of the battery is, replacement cost of said battery at end of life etc etc. I suspect the numbers are awful otherwise there’d be a mention of it in this article
2.8T 涡轮增压163马力 厂商指导价
2.8T柴油手动标准版RA428Q163E50 6挡手动中置后驱 38.80万
3.5T 涡轮增压313马力 厂商指导价
3.5T汽油自动团体版35LGTDI 10挡自动中置后驱 44.80万
3.5T汽油自动商务版35LGTDI 10挡自动中置后驱 48.80万
就算 北美生产大巴车质量好， 那么成本也不至于比中国产高出几倍吧？