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Posted on March 2, 2020

Each StarTran bus is estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 100-160 tons per year, compared to a traditional clean diesel bus. New Flyer

StarTran adding 10 New Flyer CHARGE battery-electric buses

Nebraska’s City of Lincoln Transportation and Utilities, operating as StarTran Bus Service (StarTran) purchased 10 battery-electric, 35-foot New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE™ heavy-duty transit buses.

The zero-emission bus purchase furthers the city’s commitment to sustainability through greenhouse gas reduction in public transit, and is comprised of two orders, both supported with Federal Transit Administration Low or No-Emission funding. A $1.45 million federal grant in 2017 supported the city’s purchase of its first four electric buses, while a $2.6 million federal grant in 2019 supported the replacement of six older diesel buses with new electric models.

Each bus is estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 100-160 tons per year, compared to a traditional clean diesel bus.

Broome County adds 3 buses powered by BAE Systems' electric-hybrid tech
BAE Systems and Broome County Transit officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Broome's addition of three buses powered by BAE's Series-ER propulsion system.
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BAE Systems and Broome County Transit officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Broome's addition of three buses powered by BAE's Series-ER propulsion system.BAE Systems

BAE Systems hosted a ribbon cutting at its Endicott, N.Y., facility in celebration of Broome County Transit continuing to go green. The county deployed three new buses powered by BAE Systems’ electric–hybrid technology.

The new buses are equipped with BAE Systems’ Series-ER power and propulsion system. The hybrid system is electrically-driven and saves fuel and emissions, while decreasing maintenance of mechanical parts.

The Series-ER systems are produced at the company’s advanced manufacturing facility in Endicott, which supports more than 1,300 high-tech jobs in New York.

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