BAE Systems selected by Toronto Transit Commission and Mississauga Transit to provide electric propulsion systems for new fleets of zero-emission hybrid transit buses.
BAE Systems, a leader in electric propulsion, has been selected by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to supply more than 335 electric propulsion systems for its new fleet of zero-emission hybrid transit buses. This follows an order for 165 additional Series-ER (Electric Range) systems for nearby Mississauga Transit (MiWay), providing Ontario transit agencies with next-generation technology to reduce fuel consumption and enable infrastructure-free, zero-emission operations in their fleets. .
BAE Systems’ Series-ER system offers significant zero-emission capabilities to support the transition from a transportation company to a completely zero-emission operation. Series-ER features the company’s next-generation components that use advanced materials and a lightweight, compact design to increase electrical efficiency. Orders from the Ontario fleet extend the company’s technology footprint to more than 15,000 transit buses worldwide.
“We continue to support TTC and MiWay with clean technology that advances our shared commitment to sustainable transportation,” said Steve Trichka, vice president and general manager of Power & Propulsion Solutions at BAE Systems. “Our electric propulsion system provides carriers with a reliable, efficient and innovative solution for fleets to continue on the road to zero emissions.”
The Series-ER system includes an electric motor, onboard energy storage and smart controls to create a clean, integrated electric propulsion and accessory power system for the buses. In addition, the buses will be equipped with BAE Systems’ proven engine stop and start function and geofencing technology, which will allow an electric-hybrid bus to automatically switch to all-electric bus mode when entering designated green areas. The system uses advanced energy recovery and a built-in charger to further ensure emission-free operation without the need for grid charging.
BAE Systems has 25 years of experience in developing and putting into practice electric drive systems and accessories for transit buses. The company’s Series-ER technology is part of that foundation, helping carriers bridge the zero-emissions gap, without infrastructure requirements for vehicle charging.
Production and service support for the Series-ER systems will be performed at the company’s Endicott, NY facility