Manitoba

New Flyer gets $3.4M for zero-emission buses

Winnipeg's New Flyer Industries is getting a big cash injection to develop zero-emission transit buses.
New Flyer Industries is receiving $3.4 million from the federal government to further develop battery-electric bus propulsion technology. (Gary Solilak/CBC)

Winnipeg's New Flyer Industries is getting a big cash injection to develop zero-emission transit buses.

The Transcona-based business is receiving $3.4 million from the federal government "to further develop battery-electric bus propulsion technology."

The all-electric bus development and demonstration project is a partnership between New Flyer, the province of Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Red River College.

"This is exciting. Together we are developing an entirely electric bus system to get families around, not only in Winnipeg, but in cities all over North America," said Innovation, Energy and Mines Minister Dave Chomiak.

"The development of renewable and sustainable technologies is a priority for our government and the support being offered ensures we keep can keep moving forward."

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