Nova Bus, a member of the Volvo Group, unveiled its new 100% electric, long-range dual charging bus, the LFSe+, at the New York Public Transit Association conference in Albany.
"We are very excited to physically unveil our LFSe+ in our home state of New York and mark an important moment in the history of Nova Bus," said Martin Larose, president of Nova Bus. "We are taking another big step in the evolution of zero emission transportation, and I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. All of our buses use the LFS platform and are built with the finest expertise and workmanship of our colleagues based in Plattsburgh."
Powered with up to 564 kWh on onboard energy, the LFSe+ will soon be in the streets of several cities across America, including Broome County, in the state of N.Y. The positive market response to the new LFSe+ is another proof that Nova Bus expertise pairing with the latest, clean and sustainable technologies is a response to today's needs.
The new LFSe+ integrates the proven electric drive motor and next generation power electronics from BAE Systems, which uses advanced materials such as silicon carbide to improve heat management. The lower weight and increased power density of the BAE Systems technology also contribute to bus performance and durability. Powered by an integrated modular system, the electric drive motor significantly decreases maintenance costs and emits no greenhouse gas emissions.
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