New York’s Westchester County Expands Low-Emission Mobility With 40 Additional Hybrid-Electric Buses From New Flyer
(TSX: NFI) New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, has announced that the Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation (operating as the ”Bee-Line”) has exercised an option with New Flyer to purchase 40 additional Xcelsior® forty-foot hybrid-electric buses. The options are being exercised from New Flyer’s backlog, bringing the total number of hybrid-electric buses in the Bee-Line fleet to 279.
The Bee-Line is Westchester County’s bus system, serving over 27 million passengers annually in the White Plains region of New York state. The purchase follows an original contract for 66 Xcelsior forty-foot hybrid-electric buses announced earlier this year and supports Westchester County’s sustainable mobility development plan under its Westchester 2025, a set of planning policies designed to realize the county’s future vision.
“New Flyer hybrid transit buses offer immediate emissions reduction and bridge the gap between traditional internal combustion engines and zero-emission systems. With more than 170 hybrid buses delivered to Westchester County since 2009, New Flyer continues to support the county advance its commitment to sustainable transit. New Flyer’s hybrid-electric buses also provide a better passenger experience, through smoother acceleration, a quieter ride, and improved air quality.”
New Flyer’s hybrid-electric buses reduce NOx emissions up to 50% and particulate matter levels up to 100%, while also offering an effective approach to lowering fuel use and maintenance costs. Today, there are more than 15,000 Xcelsior buses on the road in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit newflyer.com/buses/xcelsior-family.
NFI has been leading mass mobility solutions for more than 90 years, and today supports growing North American cities with sustainable four-pillar mobility solutions, including buses and coaches, technology, infrastructure, and workforce development. NFI also operates the Vehicle Innovation Centre (“VIC”), the first and only innovation lab of its kind dedicated to advancing bus and coach technology and providing workforce development. Since opening in 2017, the VIC has hosted over 300 interactive events, welcoming 3,000 industry professionals for electric bus and infrastructure training. For more information, visit newflyer.com/VIC.
This article was originally published by New Flyer.
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