New Flyer’s Xcelsior electric bus completes demo for Miami-Dade Transit

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New Flyer has completed a two-week in-service demonstration of its Xcelsior XE40 battery-electric transit bus with Miami-Dade Transit, the nation’s 15th-largest public transit system.

The new e-bus logged 1,150 in-service miles and more than 1,800 passenger rides on 11 service routes throughout Miami and Dade County.

The Xcelsior battery-electric bus features a Siemens electric drive system with regenerative braking.

The New Flyer Connect onboard telematics system provides performance reports to evaluate operational efficiency. Using the Connect system, the Xcelsior XE40 reported energy efficiency as high as 1.6 kWh per mile, which works out to 23.8 diesel equivalent miles per gallon.

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Source: New Flyer