Xcelsior® is the industry-leading best-in-class bus that is proven to be the most advanced heavy-duty transit vehicle available in North America.
Updating your heavy-duty transit bus fleets with clean diesel technology, diesel-electric or compressed natural gas will have air quality benefits to your community as well as the opportunity for a solid transition to responsibly deploy reliable zero-emission battery-electric and fuel cell-electric buses.
CNG provides an extended range of 350-400 miles.
Clean-diesel technology reduces diesel particulate matter (PM) by 90% and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) by 95%.
Diesel-electric hybrid buses deliver up to 8% in fuel savings.
New Flyer’s heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) transit bus can meet your transit agency’s low-emission needs today. CNG propulsion emits 90% less nitrogen oxide (NOx) than diesel engines – and meets particulate matter levels without the need of a filter. It also requires fewer infrastructure resources than battery-electric buses, making it a great option for transitioning fleets to low and zero-emission.
With nearly 13,000 CNG buses on the road in North America, New Flyer has been your CNG leader for 25 years and offers unmatched expertise in the design and deployment of low-emission transit buses for cleaner air and healthier communities.
CNG is made by compressing natural gas, storing it in cylindrical tanks placed on the roof, and distributing to engine systems through a main fuel supply line. CNG fuel systems transfers high-pressure natural gas from the storage tank through the main fuel supply line to a fuel block manifold and filter. The natural gas pressure level is reduced using a pressure regulator to be compatible with the engine fuel injection system. Fuel is then introduced into the intake manifold or combustion chamber.
Over the past 20 years New Flyer has supplied more hybrid buses to the North American industry—in more configurations—than any other manufacturer.
Hybrid technology bridges the gap between traditional mechanical engines and the target of zero-emission propulsion systems, including reductions of up to 50% in NOx and 90-100% in particulate matter levels.
Xcelsior® diesel-electric achieved the best fuel economy ever recorded at Altoona: 5.88 mpg, delivering up to 8% in fuel savings.
New Flyer embraced regulations more than 20 years ago and developed clean diesel buses that are equipped with the latest engine and after-treatment technology from Cummins Inc. to reduce diesel particulate matter (PM) by 90% and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) by 95%.
New Flyer continues to meet or exceed emissions regulations, and will continue innovation of the diesel engine to make it lighter, more reliable, powerful, and fuel-efficient to serve growing cities with safe and efficient public transportation.
TheBus 60-foot Xcelsior® Hybrid bus
TheBus Xcelsior® bus travelling on Kamehameha Highway near Chinaman’s Hat (Mokoli’i Island) on Route 55
High Point Transit System 35-foot Xcelsior® Clean Diesel bus
High Point Transit System Xcelsior® bus in front of the world’s largest furniture store, Furnitureland South, High Point, NC
MiWay Express 40-foot Xcelsior® Clean Diesel bus
MiWay Express Xcelsior® bus on the Mississauga Transitway at Etobicoke Creek Station
Maryland Department of Transportation 40-foot Xcelsior® Clean Diesel Bus
Baltimore Link Xcelsior® bus at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Miami-Dade County’s 60-foot Xcelsior® Hybrid bus
Miami-Dade County’s Xcelsior® bus at the Omni Metrobus Terminal
LYNX 60-foot Xcelsior® CNG bus
LYNX Xcelsior® bus in front of Millican Hall, one of the oldest buildings on the University of Central Florida campus
Paul Revere Transportation 40-foot Xcelsior® CNG bus
Paul Revere Transportation Xcelsior® bus in front of the Boston Harbor in East Boston
South Bend Public Transportation Corporation (Transpo) 35-foot Xcelsior® CNG bus
Transpo Xcelsior® bus in the State of Indiana
University of Connecticut 35-foot Xcelsior® Clean Diesel bus
UConn’s Xcelsior® bus driving through the University of Connecticut campus
Industry-leading passenger carrying capacity
The 40-foot Xcelsior® bus has up to an 82-person capacity