Toronto’s hybrid electric vehicles will increase in numbers over the coming months due to the city’s significant investment into lowering their carbon footprint.
Toronto’s hybrid electric vehicles will increase in numbers over the coming months due to the city's significant investment into lowering their carbon footprint.
It already has 11 hybrid buses in operation, and the city will now convert 104 ambulances into hybrid vehicles.
Mobile Syrup has collected some more details about how the allocated funds will contribute to improving the emergency services of Toronto.
“There’s even going to be some funds left over, according to Electric Autonomy Canada, which will help provide 215 ambulances and 60 emergency paramedic response vehicles with getting solar panels to power onboard medical equipment. The publication also notes that the solar panels should last for 20 years and the electric drivetrains have an estimated lifespan of 12 years.”
It’s through an investment from Environment and Climate Change Canada worth $2.8 million that they have made this possible.
What I love about the story is that they aren’t just focusing on making the engines hybrid, but they also thought outside the box to install solar panels as well.
Paramedics rely on a lot of onboard electronic equipment that will soon use solar energy to make the vehicles that bit more efficient.