MiWay’s Next-Generation Hybrid Buses

I am very pleased to report that MiWay has added 10 new, next-generation hybrid-electric buses that are convertible to full battery power. These buses are unique in the MiWay fleet and help to advance the City of Mississauga’s commitment to address climate change.  Greening our transit fleet is one way that our city is taking meaningful action to reduce our carbon footprint to achieve an 80 per cent reduction in emissions by 2050.

Features of MiWay’s next-generation hybrid buses:

  • Start-stop engine technology that shuts down the engine while stopped at bus stops and automatically restarts when the brake is released – achieving up to 25 per cent fuel savings
  • All-drive control mechanisms and battery storage systems that are mounted on the roof
  • “Plug and play” components, helping to simplify the maintenance process 
  • Reduced number of drive belts from four to one, reducing the potential of breakdowns on the road and lowering overall maintenance costs  

These new buses are a key step on the road to electrification for the MiWay fleet.  They are more fuel-efficient and can be converted to run on full battery power, further reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  The draft Climate Change Action Plan includes a number of actions related to low emissions mobility including:

  • Replacing the transit bus fleet with low or zero-emission vehicles
  • Assessing charging infrastructure options for future electrification of transit
  • Developing a strategy for zero-emissions vehicles

For more information on the draft plan, please visit theclimatechangeproject.ca; for more information on the hybrid-electric buses, visit miway.ca/nextgenhybrid.

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