New Flyer Unveils Next-Gen Electric Bus

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The Xcelsior CHARGE debuts for the North American market.

New Flyer of America has announced the introduction of the next generation of its battery-electric heavy duty transit bus, the Xcelsior CHARGE, available in 35, 40, and 60-foot articulated bus rapid transit models.

The Xcelsior CHARGE builds on the Xcelsior transit bus platform, with extended range battery technology, electric motors with regenerative energy recovery, the highest torque available for steep grade cities such as San Francisco and Seattle, and charging infrastructure compliant with industry standards.

“At New Flyer of America we’re working hard to provide transit authorities and their passengers with more attractive transportation options that they can feel good about,” said Wayne Joseph, President of New Flyer of America. “We’re committed to supporting healthy communities through manufacturing leading zero-emission bus technology in America.”

The battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE can carry up to 83 passengers—seated and standing—and boasts a range of 320 km on a single charge.

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