There is also room in the future of the city of Madison, Wisconsin, for 46 electric buses from New Flyer. Specifically, these are the 18-meter, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG model.

Introduced in 2021, the Xcelsior CHARGE NG incorporates three distinct technology advancements, including high-energy batteries, advanced protective battery packaging for easy install and simpler serviceability, and a new lightweight electric traction drive system with up to 90% energy recovery.

Giving other features of the electric buses, they will be equipped with the five-door configuration and 410 kWh high-power batteries. The purchase of the zero-emission, high-capacity machines was supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds. They are scheduled to enter service in 2024.

«Metro Transit is excited to partner with New Flyer to help make our ambitious BRT plans a reality. New Flyer’s track record of innovation, quality products, and on-time delivery give us complete confidence that they will be a trustworthy partner for the largest infrastructure project the City of Madison has ever undertaken», said Justin Stuehrenberg, General Manager, Metro Transit.

«With more than 16,000 Xcelsior buses on North America’s roads, NFI is a proven mass mobility leader that provides reliable and safe mobility solutions. These 60-foot Charge NG buses will immediately reduce greenhouse gas emissions, delivering cleaner, more sustainable mobility all while providing faster, high-capacity transportation to the City of Madison community», added Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach, NFI.


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