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Applied research, Electric Vehicle, Recherche appliquée, Véhicule électrique

Transit bus electric conversion and retrofit

Project duration: mars 2019 – en cours

Project Description

MTB Transit Solutions, a large bus repair company based in Milton, Ontario. Through its new service, ZEV Clean Power, the company will replace the powertrains on diesel buses with battery electric systems. With the assistance of IVI experts MTB transit solutions is building a demonstration vehicle to learn, develop and demonstrate an electrical upgrade to a New Flyer transit bus.

IVI has offered to guide MTB transit solutions with the architecture and all the specifications needed for this project.


  • Technical advice and support in the conversion of a transit bus to an electric one
  • Assisting in the proposal for an electrical conversion during the mid-life refurbishment of MTB’s buses.

Expected results

  • Detailed design of the bus conversion
  • Bus Prototyping
  • Demonstration of the completed project

More information

Project duration

march 2019 – in progress

Project manager
Funding program

The project is funded in part by the federal government through the National Research Council Canada.

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