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Three NFI Battery-Electric Buses for Porterville

Published by National Bus Trader

NFI Group Inc. (NFI), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, on June 16 announced that its subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) has received a contract from Porterville Transit, operated by the City of Porterville, for three battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ 35-foot, heavy-duty transit buses, supported by a combination of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants and local funds. The agency becomes the twelfth in California to purchase zero-emission buses (ZEBS) from NFI.

Porterville Transit provides transportation services in the City of Porterville in Tulare County, California, delivering nearly 700,000 annual rides on fixed-route bus lines. The order expands the agency’s fleet of alternative fuel vehicles to reduce emissions, outlined in its Transit Plan, while delivering on the California Air Resources Board’s Innovative Clean Transit regulation, requiring agencies to switch to 100 percent zero-emission bus fleets by 2040.

“Built on NFI’s proven Xcelsior platform with over 16,000 buses delivered across North America, the Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ is our most advanced battery-electric bus,” said Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach NFI. “Providing up to 440kWh of energy and 220 miles of range on a single charge, our extended range buses will deliver clean, safe and quiet sustainable transportation to the Porterville community.”

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