Victoria Electric Bus Project

A new chapter in BC Transit’s sustainability journey is underway.

The first ten electric buses are coming to the Victoria Regional Transit system, marking the start of BC Transit’s transformation to an entirely electric fleet by 2040.

From winter 2023 to early 2024, BC Transit used an electric demonstration bus to train employees and gather information to help smoothly integrate electric buses into the fleet.

In addition to electric buses planned for the Greater Victoria Transit System, more communities in British Columbia will also benefit from new electric buses and charging infrastructure. Sixty-six electric buses are on order, and BC Transit expects to install approximately 134 new electric bus charging points over the next two years in Chilliwack, Kamloops, Kelowna, the Regional District of Nanaimo, Nelson, Powell River, Sunshine Coast, Victoria and Whistler. Bus allocations to each community will be confirmed as the projects progress.  

BC Transit anticipates that the 66 buses will arrive incrementally starting in early 2025 and completing mid-2026. In addition, BC Transit will be procuring more electric buses to support previously announced funding and will share specific details in future announcements. Funding totaling $395.5 million for buses and infrastructure was announced in July 2023

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