Carbon dioxide and money share a common characteristic – once they are gone, you can’t get them back. Delaying e-buses will put CO2 into the atmosphere that will not be removed for centuries.
If we delay electric buses for 6 years an additional 750,000 tonnes of CO2 will be emitted and and about $300M of operational savings will be sacrificed. The money will be lost and the CO2 will be in the atmosphere and there is nothing that could be done to recover either.
Ottawa will continue to suffer the air pollution from the diesel buses with the health impacts that brings to the most vulnerable in our community.