New Flyer secures new H2 order from Nevada


The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (USA) has ordered seven fuel cell buses from New Flyer. The public transport provider also signed an option for up to 100 more buses under the five-year contract.

The new H2 buses are the Xcelsior Charge FC in the 18-metre version. They will be used in the Las Vegas area, specifically on the Maryland Parkway, “a 13-mile bus rapid transit route designed to expand bus service, reduce air pollution and enhance passengers’ comfort, safety and security”. The procurement is supported by funds from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

The buses have 52 seats and space for up to two wheelchairs. According to New Flyer, the Xcelsior can travel more than 370 miles (about 595 km) on one tank. In addition, the company claims that its H2 buses emit between 85 and 175 tonnes less CO2 than comparable diesel buses.

This is RTC’s third order from New Flyer, a subsidiary of NFI Group. “Spanning over 30 years of partnership, we have delivered more than 820 buses to RTC. This contract marks RTC’s third EV order awarded to NFI, which once again proves NFI’s undeniable leadership in mass mobility electrification”, says Chris Stoddart, president of NFI Group’s North American bus business. “This order is RTC’s third EV order to NFI, once again demonstrating NFI’s undeniable leadership in the electrification of mass mobility.”

globenewswire.com, newflyer.com (specs)


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