Electric Mobility: Silent ride to school
Route 3 winds its way through mountainous terrain between the Canadian metropolises of Vancouver and Calgary. The surrounding hills are covered with dense forests, and now, in October, they radiate in colorful fall hues. Against this stunning backdrop, a brand-new school bus turns into the small town of Castlegar. The yellow CE series vehicle from IC Bus, with its traditional, iconic design, runs almost silently. A light whirring sound is all you hear. It is one of the first 18 all-electric school buses purchased for school district 20 in the province of British Columbia.
More than 3,000 school buses are sold in Canada every year. Most of them come from the US company Navistar and its IC Bus brand, which were incorporated into the TRATON GROUP in 2021 — the same year the North American market leader for school buses launched its first all-electric vehicles to the market.