New Flyer XE40

St. Cloud, Minn.
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  • The New Flyer XE40, zero-emission electric bus is built on the proven Xcelsior platform, the highly successful next-generation transit bus available in 35- , 40- and 60-foot lengths, with a variety of propulsion systems. It is the quietest and most accessible transit bus in the industry, and has the Highest GVWR of any electric bus in North America.
  • Over 50 years of experience with electric propulsion including hybrid, trolley, and fuel-cell buses.
  • Built and sold more than 6,400 electric transit buses in North America over the past two decades.
  • The Xcelsior battery-electric bus offers up to $400,000 in energy savings and up to $125,000 in maintenance savings a bus over a 12-year life span.

Exhibiting at BusCon, Booth #439.


Brakes Disc (all axles)
Exterior Height 130 in.
Length 40 ft. 2 in.
Passenger Capacity 40 seats
Transmission None (Direct Drive)
Wheelbase 283.75 in.

DART to add 82 New Flyer CNG buses

The contract, which supports new services beginning in spring 2019, includes 41 firm orders with options to purchase an additional 41 CNG 40-foot, heavy-duty vehicles.

New Flyer to deliver 8 CNG buses for BC Transit

BC Transit connects over 52.3 million customers in partnership with 59 local governments across 130 communities in the British Columbia province every year.

Girardin cease distribution of New Flyer products

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New Flyer unveils electric bus simulator

The simulator, designed and installed by FAAC Incorporated using a 180-degree screen display and 4K projection system, is one of the first in the world to use full-scale OEM components to control the bus simulator.

Calgary Transit adds 137 ARBOC Spirit of Freedom buses

The contract, which supports rejuvenation of community shuttles within Calgary Transit’s 100% accessible fleet, was secured by Crestline Coach Ltd., ARBOC’s dealer in seven provinces in Canada.

N.Y. shuttle provider adding 12 New Flyer clean-diesel buses

Golden Touch, a subsidiary of Transdev North America, will deploy the buses at John F. Kennedy International Airport to support the expansion of Delta Air Lines’ JFK Jitney Shuttle service that Golden Touch operates.

New Flyer's Abraman named to NEPTA Hall of Fame

According to the NEPTA bylaws, the association recognizes members who have made outstanding contribution to the transit industry.

Calif.'s OCTA adding more New Flyer CNG buses

The buses will be used on OCTA’s Bravo! 529 Rapid Bus Service, which is Orange County’s rapid bus service that skips stops to decrease commute time.

New Flyer CHARGE buses part of NY MTA electric bus testing, evaluation program

The program introduces leased zero-emission buses and rapid chargers to the NYCT network and supports New York’s commitment to protect the environment, reduce emissions, and fight climate change.

N.Y. MTA launches all-electric bus pilot program

MTA will test 10 new buses by Proterra and New Flyer with the hope of ordering an additional 60 all-electric buses.

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