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King County (Washington) To Get 120 Electric Buses

February 6th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

For years, we saw North American cities order 3 or 4 electric buses at a time while Chinese cities ordered hundreds or thousands. It was frustrating and annoying, especially considering that electric buses had become cost-competitive with all other options 7 years ago in some places. Well, time marched on, and we're finally seeing large orders of electric buses


Largest Electric Bus Order In Canada — New Flyer Wins Contract For 40 Electric Buses In Montréal & Laval

September 15th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

I enjoyed a ride on the New Flyer XcelsiorÆ electric bus thanks to the Sierra Club a couple of years ago. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority was collaborating with the Sierra Club on demos of future bus investments. The benefits of 100% electric transit are varied — they significantly limit toxic fumes and dirty particulates, the reduces headaches and asthma as a result, they're quieter and comfier thanks to the smooth electric powertrain, and they eliminate reliance on expensive gasoline and diesel fuel


All New Flyer Facilities Can Now Manufacture Xcelsior CHARGE Battery-Electric Buses

January 5th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

New Flyer of America Inc., the largest transit bus and motorcoach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, announced this week that its Anniston, Alabama, facility completed its first full build of an Xcelsior CHARGE. The bus is an entirely electric, zero emissions, and is indeed a heavy-duty transit bus. I enjoyed a ride in the New Flyer XcelsiorÆ Electric Bus last year. I found it quiet, comfy, and smooth. It was the best ride quality I've found on a bus



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