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