San Francisco Bay Area’s Alameda Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) has ordered an additional 20 Xcelsior CHARGE H2 fuel cell electric buses from NFI’s New Flyer.
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The order follows AC Transit’s 2019 purchase of ten hydrogen fuel cell-electric and five battery-electric buses from NFI Group’s New Flyer. The zero-emission bus purchases are in line with AC Transit’s Clean Corridors Plan, which is a commitment to operate a 25% zero-emission fleet by 2023. The project is also in line with the implementation of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Innovative Clean Transit Regulation, requiring all California agencies to transition to zero-emission bus fleets by 2040.
“Since 1980, NFI has delivered over 740 buses to AC Transit, and we are pleased to continue expanding zero-emission mobility in the greater San Francisco Bay Area through this follow-on order,” said Paul Soubry, President and Chief Executive Officer, NFI. “AC Transit is an innovative leader focused on delivering the best in urban mobility for its riders, and we look forward to supporting AC Transit on its continued journey to a fully zero-emission fleet.”
Update 23 June 2021
Ballard Power Systems has received a follow-on purchase order from New Flyer for 20 fuel cell modules to power 20 Xcelsior CHARGE H2 fuel cell electric buses planned for deployment with Alameda Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) in Oakland, California. Ballard plans to deliver all the modules to New Flyer this year and deployment of the New Flyer buses will bring the total number of Ballard-powered FCEBs operated by AC Transit to 31.
globenewswire.com, ballard.com (update)