SAINT-EUSTACHE, QUE. — Nova Bus has announced the official opening of its new sustainable transit development centre in Saint-Eustache, Que.
The new three-storey, 22,000-square-foot facility is located at 350 Arthur-Sauve Blvd. in Saint-Eustache, not far from the Nova Bus plant, said a recent statement. The centre was created to help develop ideas for sustainable mobility including bus electrification and sustainable mobility technologies, said the firm.
Nova Bus’s portfolio includes hybrid and electric buses, high-capacity vehicles and integrated intelligent transportation systems.
The development centre contains offices for 150 workers.
“These new offices will be a place of excellence in research and innovation, which will foster the continued advancement and development of Nova Bus vehicles,” said Louis Cote, senior director of new product development and business transformation, in the release.
“The company is focusing its efforts on bus electrification and sustainable mobility technologies in order to offer products that are always increasingly reliable, safer and more environmentally friendly.”
“With this new development centre, we intend to be at the forefront and to offer sustainable transit solutions that meet the needs of smart connected cities,” added Martin Larose, vice-president and general manager of Nova Bus.
Recent contracts for electric buses manufactured by Nova Bus have been with operators in Toronto, Michigan and Maryland.