Ottawa will look at buying more electric buses in light of $2.75 billion federal funding promise

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen

'The city announced last year it would acquire four 40-foot battery-powered New Flyer buses in 2021 to assess how they work on Transpo’s network, starting in the fall. The $9.3-million purchase, which includes the infrastructure required to charge the buses, has $6 million coming from the city and $3.3 million from the federal government.

But even before those four buses arrive in Ottawa, Watson is bullish on significantly expanding Transpo’s electric-bus fleet and removing diesel buses from the transit network.'