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NFI to Supply Zero-Emission Buses in New York City and Philadelphia

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The Xcelsior CHARGE NG. PHOTO New Flyer

NFI Group, an independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, announced agreements with two major cities.

Its subsidiary New Flyer of America has received a new contract from the New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) for 60 battery-electric, zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses.

The order is supported by Federal Transit Administration funds and advances NYCT’s goal to reduce New York City’s carbon footprint through sustainable public transportation. The order is in addition to 15 battery-electric buses previously delivered to NYCT by New Flyer.

The NYCT and the MTA Bus Company (together, “MTA”) comprise the largest transit agency in North America. MTA serves an estimated 8.5 million citizens and more than 60 million visitors with 678 million bus rides annually, and is one of seven transit agencies in New York State to purchase zero-emission buses from New Flyer.

New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ battery-electric bus features a new lightweight electric traction drive system, provides up to 90% energy recovery, and integrates up to 525 kWh of power to meet the MTA’s rigorous route demands on a single charge.

Philadelphia

New Flyer also received a new contract from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) for a firm order of 220 Xcelsior® forty-foot, heavy-duty, hybrid-electric transit buses.

The order includes options to purchase up to 120 additional Xcelsior forty-foot, hybrid-electric buses under a five-year contract.

SEPTA is America’s sixth-largest transit agency, delivering 300 million annual rides across five counties surrounding Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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