New Flyer (a subsidiary of NFI) has received a firm order from New Jersey Transit for eight Xcelsior CHARGE NG 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses, with options to purchase up to 75 more battery-electric buses under a five-year contract.
NJ Transit is America’s third-largest public transit agency—it serves around 270 million passengers per year, and has a fleet of over 2,200 buses.
New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE NG battery-electric bus delivers up to 525 kWh of power, and features a new lightweight electric drive system that boasts up to 90% energy recovery.
“With nearly 2,300 transit buses and motor coaches delivered since 2001, NJ Transit has relied on NFI’s advanced technology for decades. Today, we are powering its transition to clean, battery-electric mobility,” said Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach. “Our lighter, longer range, and fully accessible Xcelsior CHARGE NG is our most advanced EV available, and will immediately reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
Source: New Flyer