Posts Tagged: New Flyer XE 40 Electric Bus

Electric buses from BYD, Proterra, New Flyer at APTA Conference

There were several electric buses on display at the recent American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Bus & Paratransit Conference in Tampa, lined up along the waterfront behind Amalie Arena, home ice for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Sierra Club’s Phil Compton was there to speak to the manufacturers’ reps and snap some photos. Conference attendees… Read more »

New Flyer electric bus deliveries increased by 48% in 2016

New Flyer is one of North America’s largest bus builders, and zero-emission buses (ZEBs) are a growing part of its business. In 2016, the company delivered 213 “equivalent units” as zero-emission buses (one standard transit bus or motor coach equals one equivalent unit, one articulated bus equals two). This represents 8.3% of New Flyer’s total… Read more »

Utah Transit Authority adds five New Flyer electric buses to its fleet

The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and the University of Utah will use $5.4 million that they scored in the latest round of Low-No grants from the Federal Transit Administration to purchase five New Flyer battery-electric buses. The e-buses will serve Salt Lake City and the University of Utah campus. New Flyer’s electric bus is based… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

$30 million in Federal grants to pay for Proterra electric buses

The Federal Transit Administration FTA recently distributed $55 million in grants to 10 transit agencies as part of a program to deploy US-made electric transit buses. More than half of that money will be going to South Carolina-based Proterra, the Greenville News reported. Six transit agencies in five states will buy a total of 28… Read more »

New Flyer’s XE40 electric transit bus

New Flyer Industries, a major manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses, has unveiled a battery-electric version of its popular Xcelsior transit bus. The XE40 electric bus features a Siemens electric drive system, a New Flyer lithium-ion energy storage system, a regenerative braking system and an Eaton en-route conductive charging capability. Battery capacity is scalable between 100… Read more »