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New Flyer Xcelsior XE40

New Flyer All-Electric Bus to WMATA

October 9, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Xcelsior XE40 with 200 Kilowatt-Hours Xalt Battery, Siemens Motor

New Flyer of America said it will deliver one of its new, 100% battery electric Xcelsior XE40 bus to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority next year.
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New Flyer Wraps XE40’s Altoona Tests

September 1, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, New Products, Testing, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Highest Passenger Carrying Capability of Any Electric Bus in North America’

New Flyer Industries completed the Federal Transit Administration “Altoona” test program for its new 100% battery electric Xcelsior XE40 bus, the company said Tuesday.
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New Flyer Xcelsior, Hydrogenics Fuel Cell

August 18, 2015 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, money awarded, Technology, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California Funding Xcelsior-Platform Vehicle Test with SunLine

New Flyer Industries reports that the California Energy Commission has approved a $2.1 million grant to conduct an advanced demonstration project involving a New Flyer XE40 Xcelsior electric transit bus with a 60-kilowatt Hydrogenics CelerityPlus fuel cell. The bus will be operated by Southern California’s SunLine Transit.
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New Flyer Battery Buses for CTA

October 31, 2014 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

In-Service Trials on Six Chicago Transit Authority Routes

Two of New Flyer Industries’ new Xcelsior XE40 battery-electric heavy-duty transit buses are in regular service with the Chicago Transit Authority, the manufacturer said Thursday. updated November 3
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New Flyer’s Electric APTA Expo

October 14, 2014 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

An All-Battery 40-Footer and a Hydrogen Fuel Cell 60-Footer
As Electric Transit Buses Said to Be a Matter of ‘When,’ Not “If’

New Flyer Industries is flexing its electric muscle at APTA Expo 2014 in Houston this week. The Winnipeg-headquartered company is  showing its first all-battery electric bus, the 40-foot Xcelsior XE40, and has announced the hydrogen fuel cell-powered, 60-foot articulated Xcelsior X60. Both have Siemens electric drives.
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