New York’s MTA orders 60 more battery-electric buses from New Flyer

The New York City Transit Authority has ordered 60 Xcelsior CHARGE NG forty-foot heavy-duty electric transit buses from New Flyer of America (a subsidiary of the NFI Group). The order is supported by Federal Transit Administration funds.

NYCT is already operating 15 New Flyer e-buses previously delivered to by. The NYCT and the MTA Bus Company together comprise the largest transit agency in North America, serving an estimated 8.5 million citizens and 60 million visitors with 678 million bus rides annually. NYCT is one of seven transit agencies in New York State that have bought electric buses from New Flyer.

New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE NG battery-electric bus features a new lightweight electric drive system that features up to 525 kWh of energy storage, and boasts a regeneration rate of up to 90%.

“For more than 25 years, we delivered over 2,990 buses and 1,170 coaches to the MTA,” said Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach. “With these additional high-performance zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE NG buses, we are expanding sustainable mobility in New York City and the surrounding boroughs and delivering cleaner air.”

Source: New Flyer

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