The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority of Buffalo, New York (NFTA-Metro) has issued a five-year contract to NFI subsidiary New Flyer of America, which includes a firm order for 10 Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty electric transit buses, along with an option to purchase up to 140 more.
NFTA-Metro provides bus and rail transportation services in Erie and Niagara Counties in New York State, delivering over 24 million rides annually. Phase 1 of the agency’s Electric Bus Implementation plan aims to introduce the first battery-electric buses to its existing fleet of 323 fossil-powered buses.
“We are excited to provide these 10 NFI buses to NFTA-Metro as the transit agency takes its first step towards electrifying its fleet,” said NFI CEO Paul Soubry. “NFI is leading the evolution to zero-emission mobility by providing the widest range of zero-emission battery and fuel cell-electric buses and coaches, alongside innovative technology and infrastructure.”
“With more electric buses on the road in America than any other manufacturer, NFI keeps driving zero-emission adoption with scalable mobility solutions,” said Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach. “These Xcelsior CHARGE buses each eliminate up to 85-175 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.”
Source: New Flyer