NFI Group has won an order from Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority of Buffalo for 10 Xcelsior Charge buses with options to purchase up to 140 additional buses.
NFTA-Metro provides bus and rail transportation services in Erie and Niagara Counties in New York State, serving more than 24 million passengers annually. NFTA-Metro’s Electric Bus Implementation plan aims to introduce battery-electric buses to its existing fleet of 323 buses, which are powered with diesel, hybrid, and compressed natural gas.
“We are excited to provide these 10 NFI buses to NFTA-Metro as the transit agency takes its first step towards electrifying its fleet,” says Paul Soubry, president and chief executive officer, NFI. “NFI is leading the evolution to zero-emission mobility by providing the widest range of zero-emission battery and fuel cell-electric buses and coaches, alongside innovative technology and infrastructure, and is helping transit agencies like NFTA-Metro make the switch to zero-emission.”
Chris Stoddart, president, North American Bus and Coach, adds:. “These Xcelsior Charge buses, each eliminating up to 85-175 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, support NFTA-Metro’s goal to provide environment-friendly transportation and help to build a more liveable community in the greater New York region.”