Electric school buses to be rolled out in Canadian province

The total number of all-electric school buses in Prince Edward Island will increase to 47, helping avoid up to 1,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year

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A total of 35 electric school buses are to be deployed in Canada under a new agreement between the province of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) and the Lion Electric Company.

The green vehicles will join the 12 LionC buses already operating in the province, which have been servicing routes in the Charlottetown area since early 2021.

Lion will also provide 25 charging stations to P.E.I. As it continues to build out its electric vehicle infrastructure.

The latest additions will take the total number of all-electric school buses to 47, making P.E.I. one of the largest operators of zero-emission school buses in North America.

That’s expected to help avoid up to 1,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions on the island every year.

Natalie Jameson, Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women said: “I am really happy to be working with Lion Electric. They have supplied us with 47 buses over the past two years and their leadership has been pivotal as we work towards achieving our net zero goals.

“As Islanders, we see the impact of climate change every day and recognise the importance of leading by example. By adding 35 new electric school buses to our existing 12 electric school buses, more students will experience the important steps we are taking as a province to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions as we work to become cleaner and more sustainable for future generations.”