Speaker: Josipa Petrunic
One of the most impactful factors in energy transformation happens to also be one where Canada has some strategic choices to make.
– Standardization of charging infrastructure for high-powered on route and depot charging is a crucial step for ubiquitous transit electrification.
– The integration of utilities with transit fleet managers in “energy systems teams” is needed to plan out transit electrification that utilizes energy storage with high-powered charging (the relationship between utilities and transit systems remains weak today, across Canada).
– The integration of both battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric transit vehicles is crucial for the full electrification of short-, medium-, and long-range routes across Canadian and global transit systems.
– The integration of “first mile, last mile” small, electrified mobility pods as feeders into mass transit hubs is critical to the shift towards low carbon mobility overall.