by Tiana May
19 Oct 2022
Nova Bus has been awarded a contract to supply five LFSe+ 40-foot long-range battery electric buses to the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).
The manufacturer is expected to begin deliveries by the fourth quarter of 2023, following assembly of the vehicles at its facility in Plattsburgh, New York State.
This purchase advances the MTA’s goal of transitioning its entire 5,800 bus fleet to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. These buses will be the first Nova Bus LFSe+ models to join MTA’s fleet.
“We are delighted that our LFSe+ will be joining the growing MTA fleet of electric buses. The MTA is a long-standing partner of Nova Bus and we are thrilled to be part of its transition to electromobility, as well as humbled to be supporting its goal of reaching a zero-emission fleet by 2040. We are excited about the future and looking forward to every community benefiting from cleaner air thanks to zero-emission buses in New York.”
The Nova Bus LFSe+ is equipped with an electric drive motor coupled with BAE Systems’ power electronics. The model prioritises efficiency to deliver a longer range alongside zero tailpipe emissions and reduced maintenance costs.
As the largest public transportation agency in North America, the MTA carries 16% of all bus passengers in the US. This year, it received 116,000,000 USD through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low or No Emission Grant Program to buy battery electric buses in order to make these operations more sustainable.
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