US: NFI to Deliver 46 Electric Buses for Madison BRT

NFI subsidiary, New Flyer of America has been awarded a contract in the City of Madison, Wisconsin to supply Metro Transit with 46 electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG 60-foot transit buses.

The battery-electric articulated buses have been designed to provide high-capacity transportation on Metro Transit’s new East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.

They will be configured with five doors for efficient boarding and alighting and will be equipped with high-power batteries to deliver an energy-efficient range.

Madison Electric Buses
The Xcelsior CHARGE NG incorporates high-energy batteries, advanced protective battery packaging and a new lightweight electric traction drive system with up to 90% energy recovery
Justin Stuehrenberg, General Manager, Metro Transit said:

“Metro Transit is excited to partner with New Flyer to help make our ambitious BRT plans a reality. New Flyer's track record of innovation, quality products, and on-time delivery give us complete confidence that they will be a trustworthy partner for the largest infrastructure project the City of Madison has ever undertaken.”

This purchase was supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds. The new vehicles are expected to commence operations in 2024.

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

“With more than 16,000 Xcelsior buses on North America’s roads, NFI is a proven mass mobility leader that provides reliable and safe mobility solutions. These 60-foot Charge NG buses will immediately reduce greenhouse gas emissions, delivering cleaner, more sustainable mobility all while providing faster, high-capacity transportation to the City of Madison community.”

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