Yes.  In 2016, OC Transpo buses exhausts emitted about:

  • 93,000 kg of NOx,
  • 1,000 kg of PM2.5
  • 11,000 kg of PM10

NOx causes smog and causes. health problems including premature death.

PM2.5 and PM10 are particulate matter pollution mainly consisting on black carbon.  PM2.5 is a leading cause of health problems in cities.

e-Buses will eliminate all of the exhaust pollution.  Buses also emit PM10 from brake wear.  e-Buses use regenerative braking and rely far less on mechanical braking, reducing pollution.

The CBC recently aired a documentary on air pollution – Something in the Air