Manufacturer Reports Contract for 13 Sixty-Foot Xcelsior Buses
New Flyer said Monday that it has a contract from Southern California’s Long Beach Transit for 13 of its 60-foot Xcelsior articulated buses, fueled by compressed natural gas.
New Flyer noted that it’s built 250 buses for Long Beach Transit over the past 20 years “in a variety of propulsions, bus lengths and platforms.”
But, “Not only is this the first time we will build our Xcelsior model for them, it will be the first time we have ever built them CNG buses,” New Flyer president and CEO Paul Soubry said in a release.
Cummins Westport and Hexagon Lincoln
The 13 new CNG artics will New Flyer 60-footers, diesel-fueled, manufactured in 2002.
The new buses, with Type IV CNG fuel cylinders from Hexagon Lincoln and 8.9-liter ISL G engines from Cummins Westport, are slated to be delivered in the second quarter of 2015. Manufacturing will commence with a lead vehicle in the fourth quarter of this year.
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