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Help us pick our next bus seats!

Help us pick our next bus seats!

The two pairs of seats at the Lonsdale Quay SeaBus terminal for customers to try out

We’re looking at changing bus seats and you have the chance to help us choose!

Over the next month, two bus seats are competing for your votes at the Lonsdale Quay SeaBus Terminal. Based on which one you like better, the winning seat will be installed on 14 incoming battery-electric buses and possibly other buses we order in the future.

Both of the new bus seats are lighter, and believe it or not, that can make a big difference to a vehicle’s operability. Both of the new seats are roughly 10 pounds lighter than our current seats, which would make our buses up to 250 pounds lighter in total.

For battery-electric buses, every pound counts. The lighter the bus, the further it can travel before having to recharge. Our current battery-electric buses can travel around 40 or 100 kilometres on a single charge, depending on the model. Our next order of battery-electric buses from Nova Bus should be able to travel over 150 kilometres on a single charge. By making it lighter through this change, it will help the bus travel even further.

We’re also looking at potentially making this switch for other buses we purchase in the future. Making buses lighter would make our buses cleaner, emitting fewer greenhouse gas emissions per kilometre travelled.

So, if you have the chance to make it down to Lonsdale Quay any time soon, step right up, take a seat and scan the QR code to vote!

Dan Mountain

I'm just a guy who hates bios, but likes trains... and buses... and SeaBuses.