Bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries Canada has received a five-year contract to supply Winnipeg Transit, the public transit agency serving Winnipeg, Manitoba, with 16 battery-electric and fuel cell-electric buses.
The contract includes orders for four 40-foot and four 60-foot Xcelsior CHARGE FC fuel cell-electric transit buses, as well as four 40-foot and 60-foot Xcelsior CHARGE NG battery-electric transit buses.
The agreement also includes options to extend the agreement for up to four years to purchase up to 150 additional 40-foot zero-emission buses.
The buses will be built on NFI's Xcelsior platform and will be funded through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
The purchase is intended to help Winnipeg Transit accelerate its transition to a 100% zero-emission fleet ahead of the 2050 target outlined in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan. The buses will also offer reduced greenhouse gas emissions and annual operating costs compared to diesel buses.
The Xcelsior CHARGE FC model incorporates a fuel cell power module and recyclable, high-power batteries, while the NG model uses high-energy batteries and has a lightweight electric traction system.
New Flyer is a subsidiary of NFI Group, a provider of zero-emission mobility solutions, with electric vehicles operating or on order in more than 120 cities in six countries.