Transitioning to a zero-emission future.

Hybrid-electric buses enable the critical transition step in the evolution to zero-emission mobility. They can immediately reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are a safe and reliable way to move people through the community while contributing to cleaner air.

  • 32-61 Seats

    With 2 wheelchair locations

  • 65 mph

    While carrying maximum loads

Leading innovation in hybrid-electric mobility

New Flyer has been leading innovation in hybrid-electric mobility for over 20 years, supplying more hybrid buses to the North American industry—in more configurations—than any other manufacturer.

Reliable

Floorplans

  • 35′
  • 40′
  • 60′
  • Narrow A-pillars

    Narrow A-pillars increase visibility for the driver.

  • Electronic Instrument Panel

    Industry’s first electronic instrument panel with LCD display can be programmed for customer specific messages or graphics.

  • Recessed Overhead Control Panel

    Recessed overhead control panel provides access to the controls and instrumentation and gives the overall area a clean appearance.

  • LED Headlights

    Industry’s first LED headlights have better visibility, and can accommodate many of today’s bike racks with no interference.

  • SmartRider™ Ramp

    SmartRider™ provides unmatched accessibility and kneeling to variable heights with less than 10″ step height when fully kneeled. The SmartRider™ ramp can achieve a 1:6 slope ratio with a self-leveling feature and is rated up to 1000 lbs.

  • Aisle

    Distance between streetside and curbside wheel wells is 34″, providing a wider and more accessible pathway for people with disabilities.

  • Narrow Window Posts

    Narrow window posts (5″) and larger windows with low window line (42.5″ in height) for greater visibility.

  • Rear Step

    Angled rear step designed for natural ingress/egress of passengers.

  • Side Panels

    Fiberglass side panels are continuous, resulting in fewer exterior seams, better aesthetics, improved manufacturability, better protection against water intrusion, and less body movement which minimizes rattles or leaks as the vehicle ages.

  • Hinged Corner Pillars

    Hinged corner pillars for easy access to components and systems for regular maintenance.

  • Mirrors & Cameras

    Mirrors and camera screens enable the driver to see all the way to the rear of the bus and monitor the rear exit door from inside.

  • Narrow A-pillars

    Narrow A-pillars increase visibility for the driver.

  • Electronic Instrument Panel

    Industry’s first electronic instrument panel with LCD display can be programmed for customer specific messages or graphics.

  • Recessed Overhead Control Panel

    Recessed overhead control panel provides access to the controls and instrumentation and gives the overall area a clean appearance.

  • LED Headlights

    Industry’s first LED headlights have better visibility, and can accommodate many of today’s bike racks with no interference.

  • SmartRider™ Ramp

    SmartRider™ provides unmatched accessibility and kneeling to variable heights with less than 10″ step height when fully kneeled. The SmartRider™ ramp can achieve a 1:6 slope ratio with a self-leveling feature and is rated up to 1000 lbs.

  • Aisle

    Distance between streetside and curbside wheel wells is 34″, providing a wider and more accessible pathway for people with disabilities.

  • Narrow Window Posts

    Narrow window posts (5″) and larger windows with low window line (42.5″ in height) for greater visibility.

  • Rear Step

    Angled rear step designed for natural ingress/egress of passengers.

  • Side Panels

    Fiberglass side panels are continuous, resulting in fewer exterior seams, better aesthetics, improved manufacturability, better protection against water intrusion, and less body movement which minimizes rattles or leaks as the vehicle ages.

  • Hinged Corner Pillars

    Hinged corner pillars for easy access to components and systems for regular maintenance.

  • Mirrors & Cameras

    Mirrors and camera screens enable the driver to see all the way to the rear of the bus and monitor the rear exit door from inside.

  • Narrow A-pillars

    Narrow A-pillars increase visibility for the driver.

  • Electronic Instrument Panel

    Industry’s first electronic instrument panel with LCD display can be programmed for customer specific messages or graphics.

  • Recessed Overhead Control Panel

    Recessed overhead control panel provides access to the controls and instrumentation and gives the overall area a clean appearance.

  • LED Headlights

    Industry’s first LED headlights have better visibility, and can accommodate many of today’s bike racks with no interference.

  • SmartRider™ Ramp

    SmartRider™ provides unmatched accessibility and kneeling to variable heights with less than 10″ step height when fully kneeled. The SmartRider™ ramp can achieve a 1:6 slope ratio with a self-leveling feature and is rated up to 1000 lbs.

  • Aisle

    Distance between streetside and curbside wheel wells is 34″, providing a wider and more accessible pathway for people with disabilities.

  • Narrow Window Posts

    Narrow window posts (5″) and larger windows with low window line (42.5″ in height) for greater visibility.

  • Rear Step

    Angled rear step designed for natural ingress/egress of passengers.

  • Side Panels

    Fiberglass side panels are continuous, resulting in fewer exterior seams, better aesthetics, improved manufacturability, better protection against water intrusion, and less body movement which minimizes rattles or leaks as the vehicle ages.

  • Hinged Corner Pillars

    Hinged corner pillars for easy access to components and systems for regular maintenance.

  • Mirrors & Cameras

    Mirrors and camera screens enable the driver to see all the way to the rear of the bus and monitor the rear exit door from inside.

Built on the proven Xcelsior® transit bus model.

  • Significant reductions in transmission and brake maintenance, resulting in fewer service bays, parts and required fluids.

  • Fuel Economy

    Improved fuel economy by 10-29% compared to conventional buses, dependent on route deployment.

  • Better passenger experience through smoother acceleration, a quieter ride, and improved air quality.

How it works.

New Flyer hybrid buses are the most powerful vehicles in their class, capable of speeds up to 65 mph while carrying maximum loads. Acceleration is quick and smooth for improved passenger experience and safer in-service responsiveness.

  • BAE
  • Allison
  • Power

    Hybrid buses are powered by a combination of electricity and fuel to reduce the demand on the vehicle’s conventional engine, allowing it to run in its optimum state. Electric power is generated by the combustible engine and is stored in hybrid batteries.

  • Acceleration

    From a standstill and at low speeds, vehicle acceleration is most efficiently achieved using purely electric power. As vehicle speed increases, the use of mechanical power increases while the electric motor augments acceleration power. High vehicle speeds draw on strictly mechanical power.

  • Regenerative Braking

    Up to 40% of the energy to accelerate the bus comes from energy saved through regenerative braking. Regenerative braking recovery is available across the entire speed range of the bus, which greatly extends brake life and reduces maintenance costs.