The Axess EVO-FC buses will help RGRTA as it works toward a goal of transitioning to a zero-emissions fleet by 2035. The transportation provider received funding for its Axess EVO-FC buses through the Federal Transit Administration Low- and No-Emission program, according to ENC's news release.
“We are excited to be part of RGRTA’s journey toward achieving a zero-emissions fleet,” said Jason Moore, VP/GM of ENC. “The Axess EVO-FC delivers the technology, performance, and capabilities RGRTA needs to serve its ridership of over 8 million people.”
The Axess EVO-FC is powered by a BAE Systems Gen3 electric propulsion system. Launched in September 2022 alongside the Axess Battery Electric Bus (EVO-BE), the next-generation Axess EVO-FC bus delivers a range of up to 400 miles, refuels in 12-20 minutes and the only emission is water.
“RGRTA has reached an exciting phase of our journey towards having a fully zero-emissions bus fleet by 2035 – exploring the use of hydrogen fuel cell technology,” said RGRTA CEO Miguel Velázquez. “As we conduct a demonstration project on this new technology, we are focused on meeting New York State’s goal for 2035 and doing so with a solution that provides a level of reliability that RGRTA and our customers expect. I thank the Federal Transit Administration for the grant funds that support this effort and look forward to working with ENC to develop our fleet of the future.”
ENC is expected to deliver the Axess EVO-FC buses to RGRTA in 2024.