New Flyer, DesignLine discuss electric bus offerings

Posted on February 15, 2013 by Nicole Schlosser, Senior Editor - Also by this author

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The XE40 offers all the same Xcelsior features and is more cost-effective and eco-friendly.
The XE40 offers all the same Xcelsior features and is more cost-effective and eco-friendly.
New Flyer’s Xcelsior XE40 battery electric, heavy-duty transit bus features the same platform as all its other Xcelsior products, including the air system, axles, wheels and tires, so customers get the same tried-and-true product with the added advantages of even more environmentally-friendly and cost-effective propulsion; an electronic instrument panel and LED headlights; and interior lighting, Thomas Small, director, new product development, New Flyer, says.

Another benefit to the XE40 is being able to use the same technicians that work on other Xcelsior vehicles.

Additionally, being an Xcelsior, the vehicle is inherently lighter as part of the model’s design.

New Flyer has a contract with Chicago Transit Authority for two XE40 buses and received funding for a few Winnipeg Transit buses.

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