Overview

Xcelsior® is available in multiple lengths and with a variety of propulsion systems. The primary design objectives were to deliver life-cycle savings and to improve the experience for passengers, drivers and mechanics.

Features

Our fleet is built with the future in mind. We are constantly innovating, developing and testing new technologies to help with life-cycle savings, best-in-class features and a superior experience. By building with New Flyer, you are choosing a fleet that efficiently serves your community, makes your city smarter and safeguards precious resources.

  • Available in 35-foot, 40-foot and 60-foot
  • Highest passenger capacity in the industry
  • Delivers up to 8% fuel savings, reducing overall cost of ownership
  • Save up to $400,000 in fuel costs over the 12-year life of the battery-electric bus
  • Hydrogen fuel cell provides long-range operations with a fully zero-emission solution
  • Versatile charging and range options using depot charging and overhead charging
  • Lowest noise levels in the industry for Xcelsior CHARGE™, New Flyer’s all-electric bus
  • $125,000 in maintenance savings over the 12-year life with absence of engine, transmission, intake and exhaust

Passenger Capacity

More than ever before, passengers are empowered to experiment with mass transit options they can feel good about. Our all-electric buses offer passengers the quietest ride available and are built for accessibility with improved step height; expanded front door widths and the best entry ramp ratio (1:7) in the industry for passengers with mobility devices.

35’ Xcelsior
32 people (Seated) / 33 people (Standees)

40’ Xcelsior
40 people (Seated) / 43 people (Standees)

60’ Xcelsior
61 people (Seated) / 62 people (Standees)

Performance

  • Weighs 8% less than previous models achieved through structure optimization and lighterweight supplier components, leading to improved efficiency and lower operating costs
  • Delivers up to 8% fuel savings, reducing overall cost of ownership
  • Significant noise reductions achieved through a single reduction rear axle, quieter air-conditioning and improved body insulation
  • Lowest noise levels in the industry for Xcelsior CHARGE™, New Flyer’s all-electric bus

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
  • Flatlander™ wheelchair ramp that is integrated with Smart Rider achieves a 1:6 slope ratio with a self-leveling feature giving riders a flatter entry way and can withstand up to 1000lbs

Quick Measurements

Specs

Download our complete list of measurements, engine and capacity specs.

Full Specs Sheet
35’ 40’ 60’
Length 36’3” 41’0” 60’10”
Height
Diesel
Hybrid
CNG
Electric

10’ 6”
10’ 10”
11’ 1”
11’ 1”

10’ 6”
10’ 10”
11’ 1”
11’ 1”

10’ 6”
10’ 10”
11’ 1”
11’ 1”
Tire Size 305/70R22.5 305/70R22.5 305/70R22.5
Wheelbase 226.75” 283.75” 229” front / 293” rear
Seats 32 40 61
Standees 33 43 62
Wheelchair Locations 2 2 2
Curb Weight
Diesel
Hybrid
CNG
Electric

24,500 lb
27,000 lb
27,000 lb
29,300 lb

26,000 lb
28,500 lb
28,500 lb
30,500 lb

39,000 lb
42,000 lb
42,000 lb
45,500 lb
Approach Angle
Departure Angle
Breakover Angle 12º 12º (front) 9º (back)