No, current e-buses are available with range that meets the daily needs of the OC Transpo network once the Confederation Line is running. Today, the average bus does about 275 km per work day and there are lots of options for e-buses with ranges from 400-600 km.. The longer routes that would be challenging for e-buses are replaced by the train. The bus system will focus on shorter routes run at lower speeds that can be easily met by e-buses.
On-street charging is not required as the long range buses can be charged at the garage overnight or between shifts.
e-Buses open options for routes. As noise and pollution are no longer an issue, running more buses into neighbourhoods has much less impact on residents, giving planners more options for better service.