Bus OEM New Flyer of America has selected Modine Manufacturing’s EVantage Battery Thermal Management System (BTMS) to use in its Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit bus.
New Flyer’s latest Xcelsior CHARGE NG bus incorporates three distinct technological improvements over the previous model, including new batteries that extend range up to 13%, protective battery packaging for easy installation and simpler serviceability, and a new lightweight electric drive system that can achieve up to 90% energy recovery.
Modine’s EVantage BTMS is designed to give customers full control over battery temperature in all environments, from hot summer afternoons to icy winter mornings. The system uses multi-stage cooling and heating to optimize the temperature range for an entire bank of batteries with a single unit, while minimizing power draw.
Modine worked closely with the New Flyer design team to ensure that its EVantage BTMS integrates seamlessly with the e-bus’s NMC batteries to provide safe, robust and reliable service. Modine says the combination of New Flyer’s NMC technology and the EVantage BTMS delivers the optimum balance of energy capacity, power and safety.
“At New Flyer, we design our products to leverage common platforms and technologies. As a long-trusted supplier for our internal combustion platforms, Modine now delivers a battery thermal management solution aligned with the operational needs of our electric transit bus platform,” said David White, Executive VP of Supply Management, NFI. “The EVantage BTMS provides dependability for our customers while meeting our environmental and cooling load requirements.”
“Our EVantage line of thermal management systems is a key evolution in our ongoing commitment to support the transition from ICE to zero-emission technologies,” said Gina Bonini, VP and General Manager of Advanced Thermal Systems at Modine.