￼Five-Year Pact Calls for Both 60- and 40-Foot Vehicles
New Flyer Industries says that Sun Metro, of El Paso, Texas, has awarded a five-year contract for as many as 202 of its CNG-fueled Xcelsior heavy-duty buses.
The contract includes a firm order for 13 CNG-fueled 60-foot buses, and nine CNG 40-foot buses. Production is to commence in the third quarter with delivery expected in the first quarter of 2014.
The contract includes four one-year options for as many as 108 sixty- and 72 forty-foot CNG buses.
“Sun Metro’s commitment to the environment is evident as this order will increase the number of CNG buses in their fleet of 232 transit buses that are nearly all CNG technology,” New Flyer said.
60 Earlier CNG Buses
The manufacturer previously built and delivered 60 buses for El Paso’s fleet, with both liquid and compressed natural gas fuel systems.
“With nearly 20 years of experience developing CNG systems and delivering well over 4,700 CNG buses, New Flyer has gained invaluable experience that benefits our customers with the most advanced CNG bus in the industry.”
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Source: New Flyer Industries with Fleets & Fuels follow-up