For transit operators, purchasing an electric bus is only the first step toward building a zero-emission fleet. The second, critical step is developing depot or en route charging infrastructure, and a successful deployment requires complex technical expertise.
Bus manufacturer New Flyer has announced the formation of New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions, a service that will support e-mobility projects from start to finish, providing a cohesive transition of bus fleets to zero-emission technology.
Infrastructure Solutions will conduct site visits, provide design and engineering services, oversee qualified Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) partners to provide make-ready utility services and install chargers, coordinate UL certification, and provide on-site grid-to-bus testing and commissioning.
The Infrastructure Solutions team will be based at the New Flyer’s Vehicle Innovation Center in Anniston, Alabama.
Infrastructure Solutions currently has partnership programs with infrastructure firms including Black & Veatch, Siemens, ABB, ChargePoint, and Burns & McDonnell.
“Zero-emission fleets require significant resources to build and deploy supporting infrastructure and interoperable charging, and now, New Flyer is able to lead the charge with proven expertise in project management and grid planning,” said New Flyer President Chris Stoddart.
Source: New Flyer