Bus producer New Flyer has received a contract for 12 Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric transit buses from the Connecticut Division of Transportation (CTDOT), with choices to buy as much as 63 extra over 5 years. The acquisition was supported by Federal Transit Administration funds.
CTDOT, which owns and operates practically all public transportation companies in Connecticut, representing greater than 27 million annual journeys, is a longtime New Flyer buyer.
“For over 25 years, we have now supported CTDOT with dependable transportation, delivering over 900 New Flyer buses and MCI coaches,” mentioned New Flyer President Chris Stoddart. “Each Xcelsior CHARGE bus on Connecticut roads will scale back as much as 160 tons of greenhouse fuel emissions per 12 months, delivering rapid advantages with cleaner, quieter, extra sustainable mobility.”
New Flyer additionally gives infrastructure growth via New Flyer Infrastructure Options. The corporate presently has over 35,000 transit buses on the street (New Flyer, NABI, and Orion), of which 8,600 are powered by electrical motors and battery propulsion and 1,900 are zero-emission.
In the meantime, New Flyer is pursuing autonomous automobile expertise in partnership with CTDOT, Robotic Analysis, and the Heart for Transportation and the Surroundings. The corporate plans to deploy a battery-electric Degree 4 automated transit bus on CTfastrak, a regional speedy transit system presently working between Hartford and New Britain.
“We’re thrilled to be growing—and shortly working—the primary full-sized automated buses in income service in North America,” mentioned Dennis Solensky, Transit Administrator, CTDOT.
Supply: New Flyer