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CapMetro Orders 30 Chargers from NFI

Published by National Bus Trader

NFI Group (NFI), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and leader in electric mass mobility solutions, on January 3 announced that the Capital Metro Transportation Authority (CapMetro) has exercised options to purchase 30 Heliox 180 kWh depot overhead chargers, including 90 pantograph dispensers, by NFI Infrastructure Solutions™. The purchase is part of CapMetro’s five-year contract with NFI subsidiary of New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) for up to 171 battery-electric buses and 427 chargers.

The Heliox depot overhead chargers will support CapMetro’s initiative of transitioning to a battery-electric bus fleet. The order will also support Project Connect, CapMetro’s and the City of Austin’s joint initiative to improve the public transportation network across the Central Texas region. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, CapMetro provides public transportation services, delivering more than 20 million annual trips through bus, paratransit and commuter rail services.

“This is just another step forward in our mission to create a clean environment for our community,” said Andrew Skabowski, chief operating officer, CapMetro. “Sustainability is one of the core values at CapMetro, and through our partnership with New Flyer, we are investing in a sustainable future for all Central Texans.”

“For 25 years, NFI has supported Cap- Metro with efficient, safe and accessible transit solutions, having delivered more than 360 vehicles to CapMetro since 1997. NFI now continues to enable CapMetro’s transition to zero-emission mobility through its reliable, safe and sustainable infrastructure services,” said Chris Stoddart, president, North American Bus and Coach, NFI. “By leveraging NFI’s extensive experience in smart charging infrastructure, CapMetro will support zero-emission bus deployment in Austin, ultimately delivering cleaner, quieter mobility in Texas.”

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