New Flyer sells extra 60-foot electrical buses
New Flyer acquired order from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for five sixty-foot articulated Xcelsior CHARGE electrical buses. Every can take some 120 passenger.
The buses can be utilized on the on Silver Line routes to display EV know-how. We will solely guess that if these new, articulated buses will meet expectations, MBTA will order extra.
New Flyer advantages from completion of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Mannequin Bus Testing Program, which permits to qualify for FTA funding.
“The award furthers MBTA efforts to scale back greenhouse-gas emissions whereas establishing protected and dependable transportation for the higher Boston space. The Xcelsior CHARGE buses can be used to display battery-electric car know-how on Silver Line routes. The undertaking, which incorporates charging infrastructure, is supported by a grant via the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low and No Emission Automobile Deployment Program (LoNo) and is a results of a partnership between New Flyer, MBTA, and the Middle for Transportation and the Surroundings (CTE).As beforehand introduced, New Flyer’s sixty-foot battery-electric transit bus is the primary and solely sixty-foot battery electrical bus to finish the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Mannequin Bus Testing Program, qualifying it for FTA funding.”
Chris Stoddart, President, New Flyer of America stated:
“Our Xcelsior CHARGE zero-emission buses supply a complete capability of 120-passengers, main traction and gradeability, improved step peak, an expanded door width, and the ’s finest entry ramp for passengers with mobility units, making it an unmatched accessibility expertise in public transit. Our zero-emission buses will assist MBTA to not solely cut back emissions within the Higher Boston space, but additionally ship industry-leading passenger capability to maneuver the group with clear, environment friendly transportation.”