New Flyer of America Inc. announced a new contract from the Capital District Transportation uthority (“CDTA”) for four forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses.
The Xcelsior CHARGE buses, each eliminating 85-175 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, support CDTA’s sustainable mission to improve accessibility and mobility, reduce the region’s carbon footprint, and promote environmentally-sound business practices to benefit the surrounding community.
New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions was also selected to provide and commission four Siemens direct current depot chargers that conform to Society of Automotive Engineer (SAE) J1772 Combined Charging System Type 1 standards.
CDTA provides multimodal transport in the Capital District of New York (including the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady), and delivers over 16 million passenger trips per year for a community of almost 800,000 people. In 2017, the American Public Transportation Association awarded CDTA Mid-Sized Transit System of the Year.
In a related news, New Flyer recently announced that it will supply six battery-electric Xcelsior buses to Brampton Transit as part of CUTRIC supported zero-emission bus program.
NFI has over 50 years of experience in manufacturing zero-emission buses (ZEBs), with more electric buses on the road in America than any other manufacturer. In 2018, New Flyer became the first bus manufacturer in the world to sign on to the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities, joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) to support industry charging standards for all electric vehicles, became the first licensee outside the Volvo Group to join OppCharge in North America, signed CALSTART’s Global Commercial Drive to Zero to support fast-tracking adoption of clean trucks and buses, and also signed the Transportation Electrification Accord focused on driving an equitable and prosperous future for electrified transportation.