NFI to Deliver Electric Buses to Dallas, New York and Santa Barbara

NFI has won a further contract for battery-electric buses in North America, winning orders for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, New York’s CDTA and California’s Santa Barbara MTD.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has contracted NFI to supply four battery-electric, zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE NG forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses to advance the airport’s sustainability goals of achieving net-zero carbon by 2030.

NFI Electric Buses
The Xcelsior CHARGE NG incorporates high-energy batteries that extend range up to 13% and a new lightweight electric traction drive system with up to 90% energy recovery
Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach, NFI said:

“NFI is leading zero-emission mobility with its unmatched EV lineup, including New Flyer’s battery-electric buses that deliver efficient, high performance, and emission-free transportation that will help DFW mitigate the impact of climate change. As a recognised leader in sustainability, DFW is counting on our proven technology to meet net-zero carbon goals, while reducing emissions for more breathable air and healthier communities.”

In addition, New York’s Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) has ordered four zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses from NFI.

The purchase follows CDTA’s first battery-electric bus order for four Xcelsior CHARGE buses, delivered in 2020.  Each battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE bus can reduce up to 100 to 160 tons of greenhouse gas per year, thus contributing to CDTA’s Strategic Plan.

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

“Since 2015, NFI has delivered over 40 transit buses to CDTA and continues to support them through their transition to zero-emission. Our battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE buses will benefit the New York region by delivering immediate emissions and noise reductions, and will help CDTA to meet its goals to enhance New York’s transportation through innovative, sustainable mobility solutions.”

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) has also contracted NFI to supply nine battery-electric, zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses.

The Xcelsior CHARGE vehicles will aid CDTA and Santa Barbara MTA in delivering over 16 million and 6.4 million annual bus rides respectively

Supported by funding from the Federal Transit Administration, the new bus orders further MTD’s ambition to operate a zero-emission fleet by 2030, ahead of the California Air Resources Board’s Innovative Clean Transit regulation, requiring agencies to switch to 100 percent zero-emission bus fleets by 2040.

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

“Today, MTD joins ten California transit agencies in choosing battery-electric buses from New Flyer to power their transition to zero-emission mobility.Built on the proven Xcelsior platform, our battery-electric buses deliver immediate clean air benefits by reducing up to 160 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year. Together with MTD, we are mitigating climate change and building more sustainable communities in California.”

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