All New Flyer facilities now capable of manufacturing battery-electric buses

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As transit agencies around the country are going electric, North America’s largest bus manufacturer is gearing up for the new market. New Flyer’s (TSX: NFI) Anniston, Alabama facility has successfully completed its first full build of an Xcelsior Charge battery-electric transit bus.

All New Flyer manufacturing locations, including Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Crookston and St. Cloud, Minnesota, are now capable of building the Xcelsior Charge. New Flyer’s Anniston facility is also home to the new Vehicle Innovation Center, which is dedicated to advancing bus and coach technology, specifically electric and autonomous powertrains.

“Over the past two years, we invested significantly to establish Anniston as a leader in American bus manufacturing and advanced vehicle innovation,” said Senior VP Kevin Wood. “We are proud to bring electrification into the fold, and look forward to growing our footprint of zero-emission, innovative transportation.”

 

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Source: New Flyer