Pittsburgh’s Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC) has converted options to order six more 40-foot zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE transit buses from New Flyer.

The purchase, supported by the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low or No Emission Grant Program (Low-No), will replace end of life diesel vehicles with efficient, sustainable battery-electric buses.

In 2019, PAAC started its zero-emission transition, ordering its first two New Flyer electric buses with the contract including options to buy six more buses over the next five years. The additional six will bring PAAC’s zero-emission fleet to a total of eight Xcelsior CHARGE buses.

PAAC is the second largest public transit agency in Pennsylvania, providing more than 62 million annual passenger trips in Allegheny County.