Modine Manufacturing Company announced New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) selected the company's EVantage Battery Thermal Management System (BTMS) in New Flyer’s zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit bus model.
Introduced early in 2021, the Xcelsior CHARGE NG bus incorporates three technological advancements, including high-energy batteries that extend range up to 13%, advanced protective battery packaging for easy installation, and a new lightweight electric traction drive system with up to 90% energy recovery.
Modine worked closely with the New Flyer design team to ensure that the EVantage BTMS integrates with their high-energy Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) batteries for reliable use in transportation, according to Modine's news release.
"At New Flyer, we design our products to leverage common platforms and technologies. As a long-trusted supplier for our internal combustion platforms, Modine now delivers a battery thermal management solution aligned with the operational needs of our electric transit bus platform,” said David White, EVP of supply management at NFI. “The EVantage BTMS provides dependability for our customers while meeting our environmental and cooling load requirements."
The combination of New Flyer's NMC technology and the EVantage BTMS helps to deliver dependable mobility to avoid roadside breakdowns in harsh environments and extended range and optimize battery life.
"Modine has provided New Flyer with thermal management systems for its internal combustion engine (ICE) buses for over five years. We are thrilled to grow this collaboration into the electric vehicle space," said Gina Bonini, Vice President and General Manager of Advanced Thermal Systems at Modine. "Our EVantage line of thermal management systems is a key evolution in our ongoing commitment to support the transition from ICE to zero-emission technologies. Our work with New Flyer represents a continued alignment of both Companies' visions, and I look forward to more collaboration with New Flyer as we electrify commercial vehicles."