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Winnipeg Opts for NFI Buses

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 January 4 announced that its subsidiary New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (New Flyer) has received new firm orders for 16 battery-electric and fuel cell-electric transit buses from Winnipeg Transit. The contract also has options to be extended for up to four years to purchase up to 150 40-foot, zero-emission buses (ZEB). In total NFI will add up to 166 buses (or 174 equivalent units EUs) to its backlog from firm and option orders. The new five-year contract includes the following firm order:
• Four Xcelsior CHARGE FC™ fuel cell-electric 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses (four EUs) and four Xcelsior CHARGE FC fuel cell-electric 60-foot transit buses (eight EUs), and

• Four Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ battery-electric 40-foot transit buses (four EUs) and four Xcelsior CHARGE NG battery-electric 60-foot transit buses (eight EUs).

Named one of Canada’s most efficient transit systems, Winnipeg Transit is the public transit agency serving Winnipeg, Manitoba, delivering more than 48 million passenger trips annually.

Through this purchase of ZEBs, Winnipeg Transit accelerates its transition to a 100 percent zero-emission fleet ahead of the 2050 target outlined in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan, delivering on a promise to realize the city’s sustainable future vision. Funded through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, the high- performance ZEBs will be built on New Flyer’s proven Xcelsior® platform and will deliver reduced greenhouse gas emissions and annual operating costs compared to diesel buses.

“We’re proud to extend our partnership with NFI to modernize our transit fleet and move toward zero emissions,” said Mayor Scott Gilligham. “This purchase will also support local jobs and build Winnipeg’s reputation as a center of excellence for transit manufacturing and sustainable transit technology.”

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