TTC Awards Contracts for up to 565 NFI Buses in Toronto

NFI has been awarded new contracts from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for 134 Xcelsior forty-foot hybrid-electric heavy-duty transit buses, and 68 Xcelsior sixty-foot hybrid-electric buses.

The two four-year contracts also include options for up to an additional 263 forty-foot hybrid-electric buses and 100 sixty-foot buses.

All 202 of the ordered buses will be equipped with BAE Systems’s next-generation ‘Modular Accessory Power System’ and will be configured with intelligent geofencing technology that will turn off the diesel engine and ensure the buses operate in electric mode when entering designated areas.

The hybrid-electric buses bridge the transition between traditional combustion engines and zero-emission propulsion
Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach, said:

“NFI’s leadership in hybrid-electric mobility spans 20 years, supplying more hybrid buses in North America than any other manufacturer. Our partnership with TTC started 55 years ago. Since 1968, we have delivered nearly 1,000 vehicles, including 25 battery-electric buses – making New Flyer the only provider of both hybrid-electric and battery-electric buses to TTC. With these new buses, NFI adds the ability to meet green zone regulations through intermittent zero-emission operation, and ultimately, is helping accelerate TTC’s transition to zero-emission and building a more livable GTA.”

The new orders will further modernise TTC’s fleet and advance the agency’s 5-Year Service Plan and 10-Year Outlook to meet the growing transportation demands in Toronto.

In addition, the forty-foot hybrid-electric heavy-duty transit bus contract includes 600 options to allow other transit agencies in Ontario to purchase electric buses.

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