Pennsylvania’s PRT Orders up to 157 Buses from NFI

NFI’s subsidiary, New Flyer of America has received a five-year contract from the Port Authority of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) to supply 15 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG and 54 clean-diesel Xcelsior sixty-foot buses.

The order also includes options to purchase up to 88 additional sixty-foot battery-electric or clean-diesel buses.

NFI’s Xcelsior CHARGE NG electric bus was first introduced in 2021

PRT operates a fleet of 730 buses in the Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania. It plans to transition to a zero-emission bus fleet by 2045.

The Xcelsior CHARGE NG bus features high-energy batteries with protective packaging for easy install and serviceability. It is also equipped with a new lightweight electric traction drive system with up to 90% energy recovery.

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

“Since 2011, NFI has delivered more than 130 vehicles to PRT, eight of which were battery-electric buses. NFI continues to deliver the most advanced transit technology available in North America.

“Designed on NFI’s Xcelsior platform, both electric and clean-diesel 60-foot buses share common parts, tooling and training, enabling PRT’s smooth transition to a zero-emission fleet. Together with PRT, we are delivering safe, reliable, efficient, and more sustainable mobility for the greater Pittsburgh community.”

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