Rhode Island Transit Authority orders Zero-emission Electric Buses and Depot Chargers

Feb. 18, 2022
The order is for 14 battery-electric, zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses and five ABB 50kWh depot chargers from NFI Group Inc.

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority has placed an order for 14 battery-electric, zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses and five ABB 50kWh depot chargers from NFI Group Inc.

The purchase was made through a Connecticut Department of Transportation contract. It is RIPTA’s first order of NFI zero-emission buses and infrastructure and will advance its green initiative.

The Xcelsior CHARGE™ bus can reduce as much as 100 to 160 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

“RIPTA is counting on NFI's advanced mobility and infrastructure solutions to enable the transition to zero-emission at scale,” said Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach. “Our battery-electric buses deliver immediate emissions reduction which helps fulfil RIPTA's commitment to sustainability. Together, we are reducing greenhouse gases, providing cleaner air, and working to create healthier communities.”