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  • MDOT Maryland Transit Administration has awarded NFI (NFI) a contract for seven zero-emission buses
  • Included are three sixty-foot zero-emission heavy-duty transit buses and four transit buses
  • The new buses will help fulfil Maryland’s new Zero-Emission Bus Transition Act
  • NFI is a leader in zero-emission mobility, with electric vehicles operating (or on order) in more than 80 cities in six countries
  • New Flyer is North America’s heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the most advanced product line under the Xcelsior® and Xcelsior CHARGE® brands
  • NFI Group Inc. (NFI) is up 1.42 per cent, trading at c$12.10 at 1:11 pm ET

NFI Group Inc. (NFI) subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. has received a contract from the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration.

NFI will provide seven zero-emission buses as the agency transitions to a zero-emission bus fleet.

The contract includes three sixty-foot zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ heavy-duty transit buses and four forty-foot battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ transit buses (four EUs) for a total of 10 EUs.

The MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States, providing over 3.5 million annual bus rides.

MDOT MTA is awarding the pilot ZEB contract to NFI by utilizing grant funding from the Federal Transit Administration’s Low or No Emission Grant Program and the Volkswagen Settlement.

The new buses will help fulfil Maryland’s new Zero-Emission Bus Transition Act, which mandates all new buses procured must be emission-free beginning in 2023.

“Since 1995, NFI has delivered over 1,260 buses and coaches to the Maryland Transit Administration. Today, we begin enabling its transition to zero-emission mobility,” said Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach, NFI.

“Our battery-electric buses provide safe, efficient, quiet and emission-free public transportation and will ultimately improve air quality and the quality of passenger experience in the state of Maryland,” added Stoddart.

Designed on the proven Xcelsior® platform, New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ battery-electric bus delivers up to 525 kWh of power.

It features a new lightweight electric traction drive system providing up to 90 per cent energy recovery.

NFI is a leader in zero-emission mobility, with electric vehicles operating (or on order) in more than 80 cities in six countries.

NFI offers the widest range of zero-emission battery and fuel cell electric buses and coaches, and its vehicles have completed over 65 million EV service miles.

In 2021, nine major transit agencies across America named NFI a ZEB partner of choice.

Today, NFI supports growing North American cities with scalable, clean, and sustainable mobility solutions through a four-pillar approach, including buses and coaches, technology, infrastructure, and workforce development.

Leveraging 450 years of combined experience, NFI is leading the electrification of mass mobility worldwide.

NFI meets today’s urban demands for scalable smart mobility solutions with zero-emission buses and coaches, infrastructure, and technology.

Together, NFI enables more livable cities through connected, clean, and sustainable transportation.

New Flyer is North America’s heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the most advanced product line under the Xcelsior® and Xcelsior CHARGE® brands.

NFI Group Inc. (NFI) is up 1.42 per cent, trading at c$12.10 at 1:11 pm ET.

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