The City of Guelph will be adding four fully electric transit buses to it's fleet by next summer, replacing diesel buses currently on the road.

Work is now underway at the Guelph Transit facility on Watson Road to install charging equipment for the buses.

The city also added that over the next year, transit officials will be analyzing data such as passenger counts, distance travelled and the number of stops a bus makes to determine which routes the electric buses will be assigned to.

The purchase marks an important milestone in the city's effort to reach 100 per cent renewable energy use by 2050.

Guelph Transit buses produce 35 per cent of the city's greenhouse gas emissions, the city said. The goal is to have 65 electric buses added to its fleet by 2028.

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