2018 - Advocates & ENGOs

Advocates & ENGOs

Dr. Josipa Petrunic

Executive Director & C.E.O., Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)

In 1968, an electric bus would have been the “Magic Bus” the Who were singing about. If Josipa succeeds, we’ll all be riding one! In a world’s first, CUTRIC created the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial — a $40 million effort designed to bring a wide variety of manufacturers, municipalities and transit agencies together to standardize systems and infrastructure across the industry and the country. Connecting such a wide swath of national and international players should make Canada a global Mecca within the electric transit industry by contributing to the standardization of electric bus technologies for zero-emissions electric transit mobility: a Canadian-made solution for low-carbon mobility.