Quebec-based Letenda has unveiled its new generation of electric transit buses specifically designed for the winter conditions in Canada.
Its first zero-emission model, called Electrip, is nine metres long and can transport 45 people with 24 seated passengers and has the capacity for up to six wheelchairs.
It is equipped with energy management and energy-saving technologies, including thermal insulation and electrically heated front windows and radiant heat flooring to combat low temperatures.
The company expects primary applications to be for public transport, airport and university shuttles as well as community transport
Nicolas Letendre, President and CEO of Letenda said: “We are proud to present today the result of six years of research and effort: the Electrip, an electrically powered city bus designed to withstand winter temperatures.
“This achievement was made possible with the help of an experienced team including world leaders in electric vehicle technologies and Quebec manufacturers to develop and market an innovative bus.”