NFTA-Metro to take 10 Xcelsior Charge buses

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.”