MOST TRUSTED NEWSWIRE PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION
PRTODAY / NewswireToday press release distribution service network
More news: Transportation
Written by / Agency / Source: New Flyer Industries, Inc.
Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

New Flyer Unveils Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ Bus Becoming the First to Offer Two Fuel Cell-electric Models Eligible for Federal Funding - Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ the first sixty-foot fuel cell-electric bus to complete Altoona, and establishes New Flyer as the only manufacturer to offer both a forty-foot and sixty-foot fuel cell-electric model that qualifies for federal funding - Transit.DOT.gov
New Flyer Unveils Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ Bus Becoming the First to Offer Two Fuel Cell-electric Models Eligible for Federal Funding

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - St. Cloud, MN, United States, 2019/03/12 - Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ the first sixty-foot fuel cell-electric bus to complete Altoona, and establishes New Flyer as the only manufacturer to offer both a forty-foot and sixty-foot fuel cell-electric model that qualifies for federal funding - Transit.DOT.gov. TSX: NFI.DB.U

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Transportation Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

New Flyer of America, Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (together “New Flyer”), subsidiaries of NFI Group, Inc. (“NFI”), the largest bus manufacturer in North America, today unveiled the Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ its fuel cell-electric heavy-duty transit bus and announced that both the forty-foot and sixty-foot model have successfully completed the Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) Model Bus Testing Program at Altoona, Pennsylvania (“Altoona Testing”).

This makes the Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ the first sixty-foot fuel cell-electric bus to complete Altoona, and establishes New Flyer as the only manufacturer to offer both a forty-foot and sixty-foot fuel cell-electric model that qualifies for federal funding.

The Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ are vehicles that use environmentally-friendly hydrogen and fuel-cell technology to create electricity and charge batteries for extended-range zero-emission transit operations, saving 85-175 tons of greenhouse gas per year from tailpipe emissions compared to a traditional diesel bus. With a range of up to 300 miles, the bus can be refueled in 6-20 minutes depending on the model and operating conditions, and requires no overnight plug-in electrical re-charging. The Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ also features regenerative braking while decelerating, which recharges the batteries and reduces energy consumption for extending range. The only tailpipe output is clean water vapor.

New Flyer has over 50 years of experience manufacturing zero-emission buses (“ZEBs”). It introduced its next-generation battery-electric bus, the Xcelsior CHARGE™ in 2017. With the addition of the Xcelsior CHARGE H2™, New Flyer offers the most diverse lineup of commercially available zero-emission transit buses in North America, and remains the only North American manufacturer to provide all three types of ZEB propulsion systems: trolley-electric, all battery-electric, and fuel cell electric.

New Flyer is currently delivering twenty-five (25) Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ fuel cell-electric buses to three transit agencies on a program led by the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) as part of California Climate Investments (CCI). CCI is a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment, particularly in disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households.

“With the addition of the Xcelsior CHARGE H2, New Flyer proudly offers a robust line-up of zero-emission transit buses to assist in the transition to clean transit, to serve the evolving needs of communities, and to meet increasingly stringent greenhouse gas emissions regulation such as California’s Innovative Clean Transit Rule,” said Chris Stoddart, President, New Flyer. “We anticipate fuel cells for extended range will complement all battery-electric technology, not only in transit, but other industries such as commercial trucks.”

According to the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”), adopting zero-emission public transit can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 19 million metric tons from 2020 to 2050 the equivalent of taking 4 million cars off the road and will reduce emissions by approximately 7,000 tons. Programs like CARB’s Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation challenges transit agencies to look for cleaner energy sources by mandating that California public transit agencies operate 100 percent ZEBs by 2040.

New Flyer currently has significant ZEB orders from major cities including Toronto, Boston, Minneapolis, New York, Portland, and Vancouver. In California alone, New Flyer has sold nearly 80 battery-electric buses, with active programs in Coachella Valley, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County, and San Diego. Since 1972, New Flyer has delivered over 10,000 buses to the state of California, beginning with zero-emission trolley-electric buses.

In January 2019, New Flyer expanded its product offering by introducing New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™, a service dedicated to providing safe, reliable, smart, and sustainable charging and mobility solutions as transit agencies look to transition their traditional fleets to zero-emission.

In 2018, New Flyer became the first bus manufacturer in the world to sign on to the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities, joined CharIN to support industry charging standards for all electric vehicles, became the first licensee outside the Volvo Group to join OppCharge in North America, signed CALSTART’s Global Commercial Drive to Zero to support fast-tracking adoption of clean trucks and buses, and also signed the Transportation Electrification Accord focused on driving an equitable and prosperous future for electrified transportation.

For more information on the Xcelsior CHARGE H2™, visit newflyer.com/CHARGEH2.

About NFI
With over 6,100 team members, operating from 31 facilities across Canada and the United States, NFI (nfigroup.com) is North America’s largest bus manufacturer providing a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions under brands: New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), MCI® (motor coaches), and NFI Parts™ (parts, support, and service). NFI buses incorporate the widest range of drive systems available including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell) on proven bus platforms. It also supports infrastructure development through New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™, a service dedicated to providing safe and reliable charging and mobility solutions. In total, NFI supports over 74,000 buses and coaches currently in service across North America. For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, NFI posted revenues of US $2.4 billion. NFI common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI.

About New Flyer
New Flyer (newflyer.com) is North America's heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the most advanced product line under the Xcelsior® and Xcelsior CHARGE™ brands. It also offers infrastructure development through New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™, a service dedicated to providing safe, sustainable, and reliable charging and mobility solutions. New Flyer actively supports over 41,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI, and Orion) currently in service, of which 7,300 are powered by electric motors and battery propulsion and 1,600 are zero-emission.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to expected future events and financial and operating results of NFI Group that involve risks and uncertainties. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, investors cannot be assured that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements, and the differences may be material. Actual results may differ materially from management expectations as projected in such forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including market and general economic conditions, there may be no demand for a forty-foot or a sixty-foot fuel cell-electric transit bus from customers, the expected benefits to customers in operating this type of bus may not be realized, the economic conditions of and funding availability for customers to purchase buses and to purchase parts or services and the other risks and uncertainties discussed in the materials filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and available on SEDAR at sedar.com. Due to the potential impact of these factors, NFI Group disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law.

For investor inquiries, please contact: Stephen King
P: 204.224.6382
Stephen_King[.]newflyer.com

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Transportation Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: New Flyer Industries, Inc.

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick NewswireToday Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+]  / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Transportation articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


New Flyer Unveils Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ Bus Becoming the First to Offer Two Fuel Cell-electric Models Eligible for Federal Funding

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name NewswireToday and LINK as the source.
 
Publisher Contact: Lindy Norris - NewFlyer.com 
204-792-8424 lindy_norris[.]newflyer.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any New Flyer Industries, Inc. securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Transportation via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From New Flyer Industries, Inc. / Company Profile


Read Transportation Most Recent Related Newswires:

Alstom Begins Validation Tests of the Freight Locomotives in Azerbaijan
ÖBB Modernises Linz Central Station with Interlocking System Technology from Thales
Alstom Delivers New Tramways for Dublin
World's First Hydrogen Filling Station for Passenger Trains to be Built in Bremervoerde
Voith Presents Innovative Stop-start System for Locomotives
Alstom Delivers Power Supply System and Computer-based Smart Interlocking System in 'Mallawi' Section for the Beni Suef-Asyut Railway Line in Egypt
Eversholt Rail and Alstom Invest A Further £1 Million in Breeze Hydrogen Train Programme
Alstom to Test Automatic Shunting Locomotives in the Netherlands
Alstom to Supply Integrated Metro System for Taipei Metro Line 7 Extension
Alstom Announces Intention to Submit Commitments to the European Commission as Part of its Planned Acquisition of Bombardier Transportation
Alstom Offers Artificial Intelligence Solution to Ensure Passenger Distancing and Safety in Trains and Stations
Alstom Obtains Certification of Latest ETCS Standard
Voith and Lineas Sign Maintenance Contract
RATP Dev, ComfortDelGro Transit, and Alstom Sign A Partnership Agreement to Submit Tenders for Grand Paris Express
Alstom Implements Support Service to the Operational Control Center on Lines 1, 2 And 4 of MetrôRio

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  La Bella Bakery Artisan Bakery Arizona

Visit  BizJobs.com





 
  ©2020 NewswireToday — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com newswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)