ABB to power Canada’s Largest Zero-Emission all-Electric Bus Fleet

Innovating for the long-term with a more environmentally friendly fleet, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) selects ABB overnight bus chargers to power their eBuses

ABB, a global leader in electrification and most notably ranked #8 on Fortune Magazine’s list of companies that are “changing the world” in e-mobility and electric vehicle charging, recently won an order of eBus charging solutions to support TTC as it modernizes its service and introduces additional green initiatives to reach 100% zero-emissions by 2040.

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates the largest bus fleet in Canada and is the third largest transit agency in North America. As part of the TTC’s Green Bus Technology Plan, they will have 60 all-electric buses and over 255 hybrid electric buses in operation by the end of Q1 2020.

“The widespread availability of reliable and high performing charging infrastructure is key in supporting countries across the globe to meet the demands of an increasingly connected and sustainable society,” says Nathalie Pilon, President, ABB Canada. “ABB is proud to be a part of the TTC’s efforts to reduce the Toronto region’s air pollution by supplying a charging infrastructure that meets the needs of the next generation of smarter mobility.”adds Pilon.

ABB’s charging technology was developed in accordance with the CCS standard, which allows transit authorities to purchase their all-electric buses from different manufacturers.  The TTC’s eBuses will be recharged at night by ABB’s HVC-Overnight Depot CCS cable connected chargers in the Arrow and Mount Dennis garages.

Scalability is vital as bus networks transition to fully electrified fleets. Having developed its fast-charging technology in partnership with leading vehicle manufacturers, ABB has designed a modular eBus solution that meets future requirements for electric vehicles (EV). This future-proof design allows for less complex and more cost-effective field upgrades for operators.

ABB has been at the forefront of EV technology for over 10 years, launching its first DC charger in 2010, its first national DC charging network in 2012 and the first electric bus charger in Europe in 2016. ABB has currently sold 10,500 DC high-speed chargers across 73 countries worldwide.

ABB’s e-mobility leadership is also demonstrated by its partnership with Formula E, the world’s first fully electric international FIA motorsport series. The ABB FIA Formula E Championship series provides a platform to test e-mobility electrification and digitalization technologies in competitive racing. Together, ABB and Formula E are ideally positioned to push the boundaries of e-mobility.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s marketleading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

About ABB in Canada
In Canada ABB has a strong history of over a hundred years of Canadian innovation and the company continues to expand and localize its offerings for customers. With its Canadian corporate headquarters in Montreal, ABB operates close to 50 facilities and employs approximately 4,000 people across the country.


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