480 kWh battery for long-range service.
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System ordered six 40-foot (12.2 m), zero-emission, battery-electric New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE transit buses.
The company opts for the long-range variations with 480 kWh batteries (New Flyer affords as much as 600 kWh), so the buses will be capable to change diesel counterparts. Deliveries are scheduled for 2019.
Along with buses, New Flyer will provide 9 depot chargers (six on the major working facility and three in different fixed-route working amenities).
“The acquisition, supported by aggressive state grants, California’s Cap-and-Commerce Program, and the Highway Restore and Accountability Act of 2017, continues San Diego’s dedication to scale back carbon emissions as a part of a zero-emission pilot program that helps overarching California Local weather Motion targets. Buses are anticipated to reach in 2019 and might be examined alongside numerous current routes.The buses are outfitted with 480-kilowatt batteries, and also will characteristic the most recent onboard video surveillance methods, enhanced wheelchair restraint methods with forward-facing security boundaries for improved security, and electrical air-con, and accent methods.”
“The SDMTS Board of Administrators unanimously authorised the acquisition, which incorporates 9 depot chargers from New Flyer. Plans are in place to put in six depot chargers on the Imperial Avenue Division as the first working facility for the zero-emissions buses, with the remaining three to be put in at different fixed-route working amenities to develop the route-testing space and supply service continuity.”
Wayne Joseph, President, New Flyer of America mentioned:
“New Flyer is proud to supply zero-emission options for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. We’re thrilled to proceed partnering with California transit companies in pursuit of cleaner air and environmental preservation, and we commend MTS on its local weather management by continued dedication to delivering emission-free options to San Diego and the encompassing neighborhood.”
Paul Jablonksi, Chief Govt Officer, MTS mentioned:
“We’re happy to introduce New Flyer’s zero-emission know-how to the San Diego area and to match its efficiency, capabilities, and charging infrastructure with our current low-emissions fleet,”.