Vancouver public buses to use BAE Systems Series-EV electric propulsion systems

Fifteen public buses in Vancouver, Canada, will be fitted with BAE Systems’ Series-EV electric propulsion system.

Series-EV integrates electric motors, controls and batteries. The latest version of the system uses fewer, lighter, and more compact components compared to the previous generation. It’s designed to be easy to install and extremely efficient.

UK-based BAE Systems has been powering buses for 25 years. The company currently has more than 13,000 propulsion systems in service on transit buses in cities around the globe, including San Francisco, London and Paris.

“The deployment of clean transportation in our cities is critical to reach a zero-emission future,” said Steve Trichka, VP of Power and Propulsion Solutions. “Our Series-EV system will help Vancouver take a major step towards full electrification of its bus fleet, and will help to improve air quality throughout the city.”

Source: BAE Systems