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New Flyer CNG, Hybrids for MBTA

October 25, 2015 in CNG, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

525 with Options, Including as Many as 350 BAE Series HybriDrive Vehicles

New Flyer has disclosed a large order for the Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority including a firm order for 175 of the company’s Xcelsior XN40 compressed natural gas buses and 150 XDE40 diesel-electric hybrid buses, with options for an additional 200 XDE40 hybrids over the next five years.

410 New Flyer CNG and Hybrid Buses

June 30, 2015 in CNG, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

325 CNG and Hybrid Buses to MBTA, 85 Hybrids for Seattle

New Flyer has notched large orders for compressed natural gas and hybrid buses. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports that its board has approved the purchase of 325 forty-foot buses for $222.2 million. Separately, New Flyer said that Seattle’s King County Metro has exercised options worth $130 million for 138 buses, including 85 of the company’s 60-foot XDE60 diesel-fueled Xcelsior hybrids.

BAE-Drive New Flyers for MBTA

August 29, 2014 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Getting Sixty 40-Footers
With BAE ‘Series E’ Anti-Idling for Lower Emissions, Quieter Operations

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority – aka The T – has exercised options and will receive 60 heavy duty 40-foot heavy-duty Xcelsior brand transit buses from New Flyer Industries with HybriDrive brand series hybrid electric drives from BAE Systems. updated September 2

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