The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) submitted an order with New Flyer for an additional 10 40-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE™ heavy-duty transit buses.
The award follows on the original TTC order from New Flyer in June 2018 for 10 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE™ buses, and increases TTC’s total order to 20 vehicles. The original contract was TTC’s first transit bus order from New Flyer since 1999, and has an additional 20 options remaining.
The purchase also includes five ABB direct current depot chargers that conform to the Society of Automotive Engineer J1772 Combined Charging System, allowing the chargers to support other types and makes of electric vehicles operating for the City of Toronto. The chargers will be commissioned by New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™ and ABB.
The TTC’s electric bus program aims to transform mobility in Toronto with a 100% zero-emission bus fleet by 2040, which includes a commitment to purchase only zero-emission buses by 2025. The program will assist TTC and the greater public transit community in developing bus and electrification specifications for future procurements.