Admiring green bus fleet

The city of Windsor, Ont. is becoming the first city in North America to put long-range, all-electric transit buses on its roads.

The city of Windsor, Ont. is becoming the first city in North America to put long-range, all-electric transit buses on its roads.

Congratulations are owed to them for doing this. It’s a great thing to see it happening.

However, I would have thought that an eco-friendly transit first like this would have happened right here in B.C.

In B.C., all-electric buses would be powered almost exclusively by electricity from clean, renewable hydro and wind sources.

Not so in Ontario, where they’re struggling to wean themselves off coal-fired electricity.

Don’t get me wrong – when cleaner natural gas buses replaced many of the dirty diesel buses on our roads a number of years ago, it was a welcome step in the direction of improving our air quality and reducing pollution.

But now that long-range, all-electric buses (free from overhead trolley wires) are becoming a reality, wouldn’t they be a great addition to B.C.’s transit bus fleet?

Marney Hogan

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