Our zero-emission battery-electric bus.

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Smart mobility.

New Flyer continues to lead the evolution to scalable zero-emission mobility with transit technology that serves our communities and makes our cities smarter, while safeguarding precious resources. Xcelsior CHARGE™ is available in multiple lengths and battery configurations.

  • 32-52 Seats

    With 2 wheelchair locations

  • 160 kWh – 466 kWh

    Industry-leading range

Built to rely on.

New Flyer has created its battery-electric bus by applying modern electrical technology to its well-proven Xcelsior® platform. New Flyer engineers have drawn upon New Flyer’s 50 years of experience producing electric trolleys, hybrids and fuel cell buses for North American operators. With over 100 million miles of experience in electric propulsion, and the most electric buses on the road in North America, Xcelsior CHARGE™ is built to rely on.

Interior of Charge Bus

Range.

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    Experience range of up to 225 miles (360 km) on a single charge.

  • Quieter

    Lowest industry noise levels via single reduction rear axle, quieter air-conditioning and improved body insulation.

  • Fuel Savings

    Up to 8% fuel savings, reducing overall cost of ownership.

Flexible Charging.

The on-route rapid charger provides unlimited range, and a means for Xcelsior CHARGE™ to stay in service 24 hours a day. New Flyer is pleased to offer both plug-in charging and on-route charging solutions that meet industry standards, and are interoperable with other electric vehicles.

 

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Reduced operating costs.

New Flyer electrification technology lowers operational costs and reduces emissions: With no engine, transmission, intake or exhaust, customers can save up to $125,000 in maintenance costs over the 12-year life of the bus.

Quiet in operation.

With the absence of a traditional internal combustion engine and its related mechanical and exhaust noises, passengers will love the significantly quieter ride provided by the nearly silent electric traction motor.

Regenerative braking.

Regenerative braking while decelerating recharges the batteries, reducing energy consumption and extending range.

Improved traction and gradeability.

Improved traction and gradeability with powered center and rear axles that come standard on the 60’ model, and an optional high-gradeability motor is available on all lengths.

Electrical efficiency throughout.

All on-board sub-systems and accessories are electrically driven. AC power is supplied to the air and air conditioning compressors separately, allowing each system to operate more reliably and efficiently, with minimum power consumption. The bus also has a converter to supply 24-volt DC power for power steering, interior fans, lights, electric doors (optional) and other accessories.

Quick measurements.

Length
Height
Tire Size
Wheelbase
Seats
Standees
Tire Wheelchair Location
Curb Weight
Approach Angle
Departure Angle
Breakover Angle
35′
40′
60′
36’3″
41’0”
60’10”
11’1″
11’1″
11’1″
305/70R22.5
305/70R22.5
305/70R22.5
226.75”
283.75”
229” front / 293” rear
35
42
73
2
2
2
29,300 lb
30,500 lb
45,500 lb
12º
12º (front) 9º (back)

Industry-leading range capability.

  • Rapid Charge
  • Long Range
LengthESS(kWh)Maximum Range* (Miles)
35’ & 40’16070
35’ & 40’21595
60’26770
60’32083
LengthESS(kWh)Maximum Range* (Miles)
35’ & 40’388193
40’466225
60’466135