The Battery-Electric Bus Pilot Project Will Travel a Burnaby Route

TransLink’s battery-electric bus pilot hit another milestone with the arrival of the buses.

The two Nova Bus LFSe buses and two New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE buses are undergoing pre-delivery inspection at the manufacturer’s facilities, according to TransLink’s Buzzer Blog.

“Once they’re accepted by TransLink and Coast Mountain Bus Company, they’ll undergo additional testing, and fareboxes and radio equipment will be installed before entering service this summer,” read the post.

The 2.5-year pilot will put battery-electric buses on route 100, travelling along Marine Drive through Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster.

At each end of the route (Marpole Loop and the bus exchange at SkyTrain’s 22nd Street Station), the buses will get a full charge in approximately four to seven minutes.