Tokyo, Japan – Mitsubishi and Manitoba, along with local partners, have announced that they will jointly develop and test an all-electric transit bus with advanced battery and charging technologies.

The project is the first to come out of a memorandum of understanding signed last December between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Manitoba government on a collaborative framework of contributing toward an advanced low-carbon society.

The project will also include Manitoba Hydro, Red River College and bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries Canada. The three-year, $3 million project is intended to develop and cold-weather-test an all-electric transit bus. It will also serve as a showcase for other potential markets within North America. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will be responsible for the lithium-ion secondary battery packs for the prototype demonstration bus.

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