NFI Group Inc. announced that the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has awarded its subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) a new contract for zero-emission vehicles. This is RTC’s third zero-emission contract with NFI, according to New Flyer's news release.
RTC has awarded New Flyer a five-year contract with an initial firm order for seven zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE FC 60-foot heavy-duty transit buses, as well as the option to purchase up to 100 buses (200 EUs) over the duration of the contract.
What the Contract Means
In total, NFI added up to 107 buses (214 EUs) to its first-quarter 2023 backlog from firm and option orders.
RTC’s public transit system delivers over 64 million annual passenger rides in the greater Las Vegas Valley.
The Xcelsior CHARGE FC buses will operate on RTC’s Maryland Parkway, a 13-mile bus rapid transit route designed to expand bus service. Supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, the order will also spur RTC’s Regional Transportation Plan, focused on enhancing the transportation system across the Southern Nevada region.
“Spanning over 30 years of partnership, we have delivered more than 820 buses to RTC. This contract marks RTC’s third EV order awarded to NFI, which once again proves NFI’s undeniable leadership in mass mobility electrification,” said Chris Stoddart, resident, North American Bus and Coach at NFI. “The Xcelsior CHARGE FC is the most advanced hydrogen fuel cell-electric bus in North America, which can efficiently operate across a wide range of weather conditions while eliminating greenhouse gas from tailpipe emissions. Our advanced fuel cell-electric buses will provide the Las Vegas Valley community with a fully zero-emission mobility solution for a more sustainable future.”