Posts Tagged: New Flyer

New Flyer introduces real-time analytics platform for electric buses

US bus manufacturer New Flyer has introduced a real-time, cloud-based dashboard specifically designed to track performance of its battery-electric, zero-emission buses (ZEB). The dashboard, named Connect 360, is an added feature for New Flyer battery-electric buses equipped with Connect, New Flyer’s telematic platform that provides real-time analytics and support services. Connect 360 provides data on… Read more »

Boston orders five New Flyer electric buses

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Boston’s public transportation agency, has awarded bus manufacturer New Flyer a contract for five Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty battery-electric buses. The contract, which also includes charging infrastructure, is supported by a grant through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low and No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program. New Flyer’s 60-foot battery-electric transit… Read more »

New Flyer launches service to help transit operators through the whole process of going electric

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… Read more »

California’s Victor Valley Transit orders 7 New Flyer electric buses

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA), which serves Barstow and surrounding areas of San Bernardino County, California, has ordered seven 40-foot New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE electric buses. The agency has set a goal of converting its fleet to 100% electric by 2040. VVTA has partnered with local electric utility Southern California Edison (SCE) on its… Read more »

New Flyer wins contract for 40 electric buses in Montréal and Laval

Montréal and the nearby suburb of Laval intend to electrify their bus fleets – the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) and the Société de Transport de Laval (STL) have committed to buy only electric buses after 2025. The two transit agencies have awarded New Flyer Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group, a contract… Read more »

Toronto Transit Commission orders 10 electric buses from New Flyer

New Flyer Industries Canada has won an order from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for ten forty-foot electric Xcelsior CHARGE transit buses, with an option to purchase up to 30 additional buses over the next two years. TTC is the third-largest transit system in North America, operating more than 140 bus routes, as well as… Read more »

New Flyer commissions electric bus simulator

Bus manufacturer New Flyer is steadily electrifying its lineup – among other projects, it is delivering 525 hybrid buses to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. To help operators get used to the new technology, the company has commissioned an e-bus simulator at its Vehicle Innovation Center in Anniston, Alabama. The Xcelsior CHARGE Bus Simulator, designed… Read more »

All New Flyer facilities now capable of manufacturing battery-electric buses

As transit agencies around the country are going electric, North America’s largest bus manufacturer is gearing up for the new market. New Flyer’s (TSX: NFI) Anniston, Alabama facility has successfully completed its first full build of an Xcelsior Charge battery-electric transit bus. All New Flyer manufacturing locations, including Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Crookston and St. Cloud,… Read more »

New Flyer invests $25 million in Alabama plant, adds innovation center for ZEVs

Transit bus and motor coach manufacturer New Flyer plans to invest $25 million in building renovations and expansions at its Anniston, Alabama production campus. Part of the investment will go towards an innovation center for zero-emission bus production. The company’s Xcelsior buses are offered with a range of drive systems, including diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric… Read more »

20 electric buses in 3 Canadian cities to demonstrate OppCharge protocol

The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is leading a pilot project in which at least 20 electric buses supplied by New Flyer and Nova Bus, along with 7 overhead chargers supplied by ABB and Siemens, will demonstrate the interoperability of the OppCharge protocol. The trial’s 18 consortium partners include manufacturers, utilities, transit… Read more »