Seaspan’s EV shuttle buses win Organizational Environmental Programs award

June 20, 2024

Seaspan’s Pemberton Campus EV shuttle buses took home the top award for Organizational Environmental Programs at the Environmental Managers Association (EMA) of BC Awards Gala last week.

The delivery of the three EV shuttles last winter marked a significant step towards our goal of achieving net-zero by 2050, while accommodating increasing demand for transportation to and from Vancouver Shipyards.

“It’s an honour to be recognized for our EV shuttle bus program at Seaspan. Through meaningful actions and new initiatives like our shuttles, we’re significantly reducing our emissions and demonstrating our core value of Care for the environment,” said Brijal Patel, Industrial Energy Manager.

The EV shuttles have a range of approximately160km on a single charge, with 21 seats for passengers each. Utilizing ChargePoint’s first level 3 charger installed in Canada, they can be recharged in as little as 30 to 45 minutes.

“The delivery of the shuttles has been a cross-departmental achievement and a testament to our collaboration and teamwork. We’re proud to be acknowledged on our continuous journey to be responsbile stewards of the lands,” said Scott Boylan, Transportation Supervisor.

Transporting more than 270 employees each day, the EV shuttles save 45,000 liters of fuel per year. Over a 10-year time span, they will save an estimated will save an estimated 1,000 tonnes of CO2e.

Two of the new EV shuttles also feature unique, Indigenous artwork designed by Olivia George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), and Ray Natraoro of the Squamish Nation (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw). The designs represent Seaspan’s commitment to be responsible, welcoming and inclusive of the Nations and communities where we operate.