Canada’s Mississauga Transit (MiWay) awarded New Flyer a two-year contract for 127 Xcelsior® 40-foot hybrid-electric buses and 38 Xcelsior 60-foot hybrid-electric buses (76 equivalent units or “EUs”), for a total of 203 EUs.
Based in Mississauga, Ontario, MiWay is province’s third-largest municipal public transit system, operating 500 buses, while delivering over 55 million annual rides.
New Flyer equips all 165 hybrid-electric buses with BAE Systems next-generation Modular Accessory Power System (MAPS), offering a multi-functional and lightweight modular design that delivers best-in-class performance. In addition to MAPS, buses are configured with geofencing technology, which uses GPS navigation to define the transit route sections where hybrid-electric buses operate in an electric vehicle mode.
The low-emission hybrid-electric Xcelsior® buses with MAPS technology onboard will deliver increased fleet efficiency, reliability, and sustainability, according to the company. Through this order, MiWay is helping to fulfill its 40-year Strategic Plan, focused on developing a transit-oriented city through expanding its transit system and practicing environmentally responsible approaches to reduce emissions and improve air quality.
New Flyer’s hybrid-electric buses bridge the transition between traditional combustion engines and zero-emission propulsion, reducing NOx emissions by up to 50% and particulate matter levels by up to 100% while also lowering fuel use and maintenance costs.