The Lane Transit District, which serves the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon metro area, has placed an order with New Flyer (a subsidiary of the NFI Group) for 19 battery-electric 40-foot Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit buses. The order includes 6 depot chargers and commissioning by New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions.
The order follows New Flyer’s recent delivery of 11 e-buses and 5 depot chargers, which was supported by the Federal Transit Administration’s Low or No-Emission program.
New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE NG, introduced in 2021, incorporates three distinct technology advancements, including new batteries that extend range up to 13%, advanced protective battery packaging for easy installation and simpler serviceability, and a new lightweight electric traction drive system that offers up to 90% energy recovery.
New Flyer’s zero-emission deployments are supported by New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions, which provides infrastructure services to fleet buyers, and has installed over 200 chargers to date.
“NFI is meeting the growing demand for reduced GHG emission by providing comprehensive turn-key solutions, built on our four-pillar approach including buses and coaches, connected technology, infrastructure, and workforce development,” said NFI CEO Paul Soubry. “These integrated turnkey solutions are tailored for a customer’s specific needs and serve as critical enablers of the transition to zero-emission.”
Source: New Flyer