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Five year contract for up to 150 battery-electric buses. USA: NFTA-Metro goes with New Flyer

Published by Sustainable Bus Magazine

NFI subsidiary New Flyer has received an order for up to 150 Xcelsior CHARGE™ battery-electric buses from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority of Buffalo, New York (NFTA-Metro).

To be more specific, the public transport company has issued a five-year contract to NFI subsidiary New Flyer, which includes a firm order for 10 Xcelsior CHARGE™ heavy-duty transit buses and options to purchase up to 140 additional buses. 

New Flyer electric buses for NFTA-Metro

NFTA-Metro provides bus and rail transportation services in Erie and Niagara Counties in New York State, delivering over 24 million rides annually. Phase 1, 2020-2021 of NFTA-Metro’s Electric Bus Implementation plan aims to introduce battery-electric buses to its existing fleet of 323 buses, powered with diesel, hybrid, and compressed natural gas. 

“We are excited to provide these 10 NFI buses to NFTA-Metro as the transit agency takes its first step towards electrifying its fleet,” said Paul Soubry, President and Chief Executive Officer, NFI. “NFI is leading the evolution to zero-emission mobility by providing the widest range of zero-emission battery and fuel cell-electric buses and coaches, alongside innovative technology and infrastructure, and is helping transit agencies like NFTA-Metro make the switch to zero-emission.” 

“With more electric buses on the road in America than any other manufacturer, NFI keeps driving zero-emission adoption with scalable mobility solutions,” said Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach. “These Xcelsior CHARGE buses, each eliminating up to 85-175 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, support NFTA-Metro’s goal to provide environment-friendly transportation and help to build a more livable community in the greater New York region.” 

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