Houston METRO Places Largest Order of Nova Bus Electric Buses

Nova Bus has announced its largest electric bus contract to date.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston METRO) has authorised the immediate purchase of 20 LFSe+ electric buses as its first order towards a total fleet of 1,300 electric buses.

Houston METRO expects the initial order of buses to be in operation by the fourth quarter of 2022. They will be used to serve routes in communities that are most affected by carbon emissions, before the entire fleet is electrified by 2030.

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Nova Bus’s LFSe+ model provides reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lower maintenance costs

The 100% electric LFSe+ buses have dual charging options to offer long-range flexibility. Their modular battery can store 564kWh of on-board energy, providing passengers with a quiet and reliable ride.

Houston METRO has chosen these 100% electric buses as part of its sustainability initiative. As the population of Greater Houston continues to rapidly grow, METRO hopes to help reduce the emissions from traffic congestion.

Martin Larose, President of Nova Bus, said:

“Extraordinary news for Nova Bus to start the new year. We are thrilled to be working with METRO in their mission to have 100% zero-emission only bus procurement by 2030 in Houston. This LFSe+ contract is our most important so far in the U.S., and we are proud to continue our significant contribution in electrification of transportation in North America by introducing these zero-emission buses in Houston.”

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