Miami-Dade Transit Orders 100 NFI Electric Buses

Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) has awarded a contract to NFI for the supply of 100 high-capacity electric buses and their associated charging infrastructure.

This firm order includes 100 Xcelsior CHARGE NG 60-foot transit buses, two on-route Heliox 450kW chargers and 50 Heliox Flex 180kW depot power cabinets.

The high-capacity, articulated buses will be equipped with long-range 763 kWh batteries
The high-capacity, articulated buses will be equipped with long-range 763kWh batteries

60 of the new vehicles will operate on the 20-mile South Dade TransitWay BRT corridor. They will feature four doors with level boarding to ensure efficient boarding and disembarking times.

The remaining 40 buses will serve passengers on other bus routes across Miami-Dade County.

Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach, NFI said:

“Since 1995, we have delivered over 1,460 buses to MDT, and now we continue this partnership by enabling the agency's transition to zero-emission mobility and supporting its vision of creating a more resilient future through our long-range EVs and infrastructure. Xcelsior CHARGE NG is the most advanced EV on the market, thanks to its streamlined design reducing maintenance, high-performance capabilities, and significant clean air benefits.”

This order marks MDT’s first purchase of battery-electric buses from NFI. However, the agency has previously worked with Proterra on the electrification of its fleet.

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