From March 31 to April 25, clients will be able to board the electric-powered bus from the Chinese company Build Your Dreams (BYD), which the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is testing as part of a showcase project. This bus will travel on weekdays, notably in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville sector and, more particularly, on the following lines: 41 – Quartier St-Michel / Ahuntsic 53 – Saint-Laurent 56 – Saint-Hubert 135 – Esplanade 140 – Fleury 146 – Christophe-Colomb 171 – Henri-Bourassa 180 – De Salaberry 171 – Henri-Bourassa 180 – De Salaberry
Montréal, March 27, 2014 – From March 31 to April 25, clients will be able to board the electric-powered bus from the Chinese company Build Your Dreams (BYD), which the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is testing as part of a showcase project. This bus will travel on weekdays, notably in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville sector and, more particularly, on the following lines:
- 41 – Quartier St-Michel / Ahuntsic
- 53 – Saint-Laurent
- 56 – Saint-Hubert
- 135 – Esplanade
- 140 – Fleury
- 146 – Christophe-Colomb
- 171 – Henri-Bourassa
- 180 – De Salaberry
“The road trials, which began in Montréal last December, are sufficiently encouraging that we are now continuing them with passengers aboard. This technology assessment project, carried out jointly with the Société de transport de l’Outaouais, is designed to evaluate the vehicle’s performance in terms of energy efficiency and reliability under varying weather conditions and the resulting road conditions. The bus will be easily recognizable with its distinctive exterior that highlights the ‘green’ benefits of electric technology,” stated Philippe Schnobb, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the STM.
Co-ordinated by the Société de gestion et d’acquisition de véhicules de transport (AVT), formed by Quebec’s nine transit companies, this project will benefit them all through the sharing of the collected data and findings. Of particular interest is the performance level of the slow-recharge batteries in an urban environment, especially at low temperatures (winter conditions), as well as the comfort of passengers.
In its 2020 Strategic Plan, the STM set a goal of acquiring only electric vehicles as of 2025 (the métro has been 100% electric since 1966), and thus help to achieve the objectives for reducing greenhouse gases set by the Quebec government (25%) and the City of Montréal (30%). “Several projects are already on the drawing board. Among these, Cité Mobilité, a showcase project, is already in development. It will see the STM put into service three standard 12-metre 100% electric buses made by Nova Bus (conductive-charging pre-production model) over a three-year period (2016 to 2018 inclusively), with a non-passenger test phase in 2015,” explained Mr. Schnobb.
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Légende de la première photo : de gauche à droite; M. Brendan Riley, Vice-président ventes Parc de bus chez BYD Motors Inc., M. Philippe Schnobb, président du conseil d'administration de la STM, M. Gary He, représentant commercial chez BYD Motors Inc., M. Carmel Dufour, conseiller et chargé de projets à la Direction de la planification et du développement, STO et M. François Chamberland, Directeur exécutif Services techniques à la STM
Isabelle A. Tremblay
Senior Management – Public Affairs
Société de transport de Montréal (STM)
Telephone: (514) 280-4940