Zero Emissions Transit
PowerON is set to drive TTC's vision for a zero-emission fleet before 2040 by owning and operating North America's largest charging infrastructure project. This ambitious initiative encompasses design, procurement, construction, and maintenance, leading to a transformative shift in public transportation.
Powering the Toronto Transit Commission
Pathway to Decarbonized Public Transit
Since 2021, PowerON has led the development of charging infrastructure for over 2,200 transit buses across 8 TTC garages. We have also secured an industry-first, 20-year performance-based contract, pioneered a proof of concept for centralized rectification charging, and implemented a strategic 20-year phased construction schedule, complemented by a vendor of record program. Under our agreement with the TTC, PowerON will design, build, co-invest, and operate the charging and related electrical infrastructure to support electrification of the TTC fleet and facilities.
Our guidance is facilitating the TTC's smooth transition to an electric bus fleet. Through feasibility studies on eight garages and a phased approach, we prioritized change management, eased stakeholders into the new technology, and minimized operational disruption during construction.
Our plan expedited the introduction of eBuses to the TTC fleet without the need for major, costly utility upgrades. Centralized charging reduced the footprint by 50%, through the optimization of garage infrastructure, enabling the maximization of bus charging capacities in space-limited facilities. Furthermore, effective energy management considerably lowered the electrification infrastructure costs per eBus, resulting in substantial capital savings.