NFI Group Inc. announced that its subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. has received a firm order from the New Jersey Transit Corporation for eight zero-emission, next generation Xcelsior CHARGE NG 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses with options to purchase up to 75 more battery-electric buses under a five-year contract.
The new contract advances NJ Transit’s zero-emission (ZEB) bus program to reach the goal of transitioning to a 100% ZEB fleet by 2040, aligned with Governor Murphy’s Energy Master Plan.
“With nearly 2,300 transit buses and motor coaches delivered since 2001, NJ Transit has relied on NFI’s advanced technology for decades. Today, we are powering its transition to clean, battery-electric mobility,” said Chris Stoddart, president, North American Bus and Coach. “Our lighter, longer range, and fully accessible Xcelsior CHARGE NG is our most advanced EV available, and will immediately reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ultimately, we are advancing NJ Transit’s clean energy goals while delivering sustainable, quieter mobility in the greater New Jersey community.”
New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE NG battery-electric bus delivers up to 525 kWh of power and features a new lightweight electric traction drive system providing up to 90% energy recovery.