“The electric buses built at this plant are a model of American innovation and are critical to the future of public transportation in America,” said Kamala Harris, U.S. Vice President during her visit to the New Flyer plant in St. Cloud.

During the visit, Vice President Harris participated in a tour that included New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ electric buses – the most advanced electric bus available in the United States – and saw the assembly of American-made batteries packages used in New Flyer electric buses. She also delivered an address to NFI team members and special guests.

Buses are our nation’s most popular form of public transportation. Every day, millions of Americans ride the bus to go to work, to church, to the grocery store, to wherever they need to go. Buses are essential land they are in desperate need of upgrade», said said Vice President Harris.

Paul Soubry, President and Chief Executive Officer, NFI added: «It was fantastic to host Vice President Harris at our New Flyer facility in Minnesota, providing us with an opportunity to showcase our incredible team, our facility, and our industry leading solutions. The benefits of the Biden Harris administration’s record investments in public transportation were on display as we walked our production floor and sat on buses destined for cities across America. We were also able to discuss opportunities for the administration to assist our manufacturing industry as we recover from the effects of global supply disruption and prolonged inflation».


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