NFI subsidiary, New Flyer of America has been awarded two contracts from the New York City Transit (NYCT) Authority to supply up to 2,090 Xcelsior transit buses.

These contracts include firm orders for 429 Xcelsior buses, alongside options to purchase up to 1,661 additional buses over the next five years.

New Flyer Xcelsior Buses
New Flyer Xcelsior Buses

Specifically, the New York City Transit (NYCT) Authority has ordered:

  • 187 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG 40-foot buses, with 943 additional options available
  • 18 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG 60-foot buses, with options for an additional 272
  • 224 Xcelsior 60-foot clean diesel buses, with 446 additional options

These purchases have been supported through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low or No Emission (Low-No) grant programme.

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

Since 1996, New Flyer has delivered more than 4,500 buses to NYCT in a partnership that brings together the largest transit agency in North America and North America’s leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit vehicles. The Xcelsior CHARGE NG integrates our latest battery-electric technology to deliver longer range and easier serviceability in addition to its environmental benefits. Our continued innovation and advancement, especially in the field of battery-electric buses, enables New Flyer to play a leading and integral role in helping NYCT as they update their fleet to ensure they maintain a high level of service while also making progress towards their future electrification goals.

NYCT is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent from 2015 to 2040.

The battery-electric vehicles manufactured under these contracts will support MTA’s goal of transitioning the agency’s entire bus fleet to zero-emission alternatives by 2040.


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