Meet the Xcelsior® family.

Cleaner, quieter, and more sustainable mobility.

Build your fleet with our Xcelsior® family of products for life-cycle savings, best-in-class features and a superior passenger and driver experience.

Broad range.

Xcelsior has the broadest range of vehicle options in the industry, offering 35’, 40’ and 60’ models, with a full range of available propulsions.

40' Model Comparison

Xcelsior CHARGE™
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Xcelsior CHARGE H2™
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Xcelsior®
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Xcelsior Trolley
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Xcelsior Hybrid
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Xcelsior Diesel
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Zero-emission
Low-emission
Propulsion
Long Range Charge
GHG Reduction
Top Speed
Power Peak
Range
Fuel economy (mpg) or range (in KW / km)
Curb Weight
Voltage
Connect 360™
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Electric Drive Motor No Transimission – direct drive
311 kWh, 388 kWh & 466 kWh
100 – 160 tons of GHG/year
65 mph (105 km/h)
160kW base/210kW opt
225 miles (362 km)
30,500 lb (13,835 kg)
680V
Yes
x
Electric Drive Motor No Transimission – direct drive
700 kWh
85-135 tons of GHG/year
65 mph (105 km/h)
160kW base/210kW opt
350 miles (563 km)
32,250 lb (14,628 kg)
640V
No
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Transmission: Allison; Voith; and ZF options
90% less nitrogen oxide (NOx)
65 mph (105 km/h)
350-400 miles (563-644 km)
29,600 lb (13,426 kg)
No
x
Kiepe Electric Trolley Drive System
45 mph (72 km/h)
500kW
9-16 miles (15-25 km) off-wire
30,500 lb (13,835 kg)
462V
No
x
Allison H40EP or BAE HDS200
65 mph (105 km/h)
557 miles (896 km)
Up to 5.77 mpg
29,100 lb (13,200 kg)
No
x
x
Transmission Allsion; Voith: and ZF
65 mph (105 km/h)
475 miles (764 km)
Up to 4.77mpg
27,750 lb (12,587 kg)
No

Passenger capacity.

  • 35′
  • 40′
  • 60′
  • 32 seated
  • 33 standees
  • 40 seated
  • 43 standees
  • 61 seated
  • 62 standees

Xcelsior® offers passengers the quietest ride available and is built for accessibility with improved step height, expanded front door widths and the best entry ramp ratio (1:6) in the industry for passengers with mobility devices.

Performance.

  • Lighter

    Weighs 8% less than previous models achieved through structure optimization and lighter-weight supplier components.

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

  • More efficient

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

BRT options.

Customize to suit your BRT needs:

  • Street-side exit doors
  • Wider doors
  • Bridge plates or ramps
  • Interior and exterior bike racks
  • Preferred seating layouts
  • Integrated roof line for hybrid and CNG without added weight & cost
  • No visible fasteners
  • Flush windows

ADA (Accessibility).

Smart Rider™ ride control system provides computer-controlled motion reduction offering a smoother ride and smoother leveling and height adjusting when stationary. SmartRider™ wheelchair ramp achieves a 1:6 slope ratio with a self-leveling feature giving riders a flatter entry way and can withstand up to 1000lbs.