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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.

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.

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.

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

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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