Battery-Powered Xcelsior XE35 and XE40 Buses: $95,000 Per Vehicle
New Flyer of America reports that its battery-powered Xcelsior XE35 and XE40 battery electric buses are eligible for funding under HVIP, the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.
The base HVIP voucher amount is $95,000 per bus, New Flyer says, with additional available rebate incentives of $15,000 for bus fleets operating in disadvantaged communities, $20,000 for the purchase of rapid chargers, $2,000 for extended warranties, “and an additional $10,000 per bus applied to the first three purchases of electric buses.”
The all-battery Xcelsior was introduced at this past autumn’s APTA show in Houston (F&F, October 14). Features include
- an integrated energy storage system ranging from an approximate 100 to 300 kilowatt-hours of on-board power;
- Siemens electric drive system;
- the ability to receive a partial recharge using a regenerative braking system, “which is ideally suited for the typical start-and-stop duty cycle of a transit bus;”
- proven electric subsystems and accessories currently available on the Xcelsior hybrids;
- both depot charging and en-route rapid charging capability;
- a significantly quieter ride; and
- zero emissions. (emphasis added)
New Flyer operates an aftermarket parts facility in Fresno, Calif. and a completion and service facility in Ontario, Calif.
HVIP is funded by the California Air Resources Board and administered by Calstart.
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Source: New Flyer with Fleets & Fuels follow-up