ST. CLOUD, Minn. – NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and leader in electric mass mobility solutions, announced that its subsidiary New Flyer from America Inc. (“New Flyer”) has received a new contract from San Mateo County Transit (“SamTrans”) for 10 Xcelsior CHARGE NG next-generation, battery-electric, forty-foot transit buses. Order includes 20 ABB 150 kWh plug-in chargers, project coordination and commissioning by NFI Infrastructure Solutions to support Zero Emission Bus (“ZEB”) deployment in San Mateo County. This order has been included in NFI’s Q2 2022 backlog.
SamTrans provides transportation services in San Mateo County and parts of San Francisco and Palo Alto, Californiaoffering almost nine million bus journeys per year on 70 bus routes.
Supported by Federal Public Transport Administration (“FTA”), the order follows SamTrans’ 2021 purchase of seven forty-foot Xcelsior CHARGE NG buses and propels the agency’s sustainability policy. The purchase also advances the achievement of California Air Resources Council (“CARB”) Innovative Clean Transit (“TIC”) regulations, requiring agencies to transition bus fleets to 100% zero emissions by 2040.
“SamTrans is one of 11 California agencies leveraging our advanced battery-electric bus and infrastructure solutions to enable the transition to zero emissions at scale,” said Chris Stoddard, President, North American Bus and Coach, NFI. “Since 1980, NFI has delivered 263 buses to SamTrans, providing safe and efficient transportation in the region. Today, the agency is expanding its fleet of Xcelsior CHARGE NG buses, which offer immediate greenhouse gas reduction, extended range and improved energy recovery.
Introduced in 2021, the Xcelsior CHARGE NG bus incorporates three distinct technological advancements, including high-energy batteries that extend range by up to 13%, advanced protective battery packaging for easy installation and simpler maintenance, and a new lightweight electric traction drive system with up to 90% energy recovery. For more information, visit newflyer.com/ng.
New Flyer’s zero-emissions deployments are supported by NFI Infrastructure Solutions, which provides safe and reliable infrastructure services for smart and sustainable mobility projects with more than 280 chargers installed to date. For more information, visit nfigroup.com/IS.
NFI is a leader in zero-emission mobility, with electric vehicles in service (or on order) in more than 110 cities in six countries. NFI offers the widest range of zero-emission battery and fuel cell electric buses and coaches, and its vehicles have completed more than 70 million miles of EV service. Today, NFI supports growing North American cities with scalable, clean and sustainable mobility solutions through a four-pillar approach that includes buses and coaches, technology, infrastructure and mobility development. workforce. NFI also operates the Vehicle Innovation Center (“VIC”), the first and only innovation lab of its kind dedicated to advancing bus and coach technology and workforce development. Since opening in late 2017, the VIC has held more than 300 interactive events, welcoming 5,000 industry professionals for electric vehicle and infrastructure training.
About the NFI
Drawing on 450 years of combined experience, NFI is leading the electrification of mass mobility worldwide. With zero-emission buses and coaches, infrastructure and technology, NFI meets today’s urban demands for scalable smart mobility solutions. Together, NFI makes cities more livable through connected, clean and sustainable transportation.
With 7,500 team members in nine countries, NFI is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of mass mobility solution buses under the brands New Flyer (heavy transit buses), MCI (coaches), Alexander Dennis Limited (single- and double-decker buses), Plaxton (coaches), ARBOC (low-floor and medium-duty buses) and NFI Parts. NFI currently offers the widest range of sustainable drive systems available, including zero-emission electricity (cart, battery and fuel cell), natural gas, hybrid electric and clean diesel. In total, NFI supports its installed base of over 105,000 buses and coaches worldwide. NFI common stock trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) under the symbol NFI and its convertible unsecured debentures trade on the TSX under the symbol NFI.DB. News and information is available at www.nfigroup.com, www.newflyer.com, www.mcicoach.com, www.nfi.parts, www.alexander-dennis.com, www.arbocsv.com and www.carfaircomposites. com.
About the new circular
The new circular is North America leader in heavy-duty city buses and offers the most advanced product line under the Xcelsior and Xcelsior CHARGE brands. It also offers infrastructure development through NFI Infrastructure Solutions, a service dedicated to providing safe, sustainable and reliable charging and mobility solutions. New Flyer actively supports more than 35,000 transit buses (New Flyer, NABI and Orion) currently in service, of which 8,600 are powered by electric motors and battery propulsion and 1,900 are zero emissions. Further information is available at www.newflyer.com.
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