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NFI receives contract for up to 166 ZEBs from Manitoba’s Winnipeg Transit

January 4, 2023
By Canadian Manufacturing

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WINNIPEG — NFI Group, an independent bus and coach manufacturer in electric mass mobility solutions, subsidiary New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (New Flyer) received new firm orders for 16 battery-electric and fuel cell-electric transit buses from Winnipeg Transit.

The contract has options to be extended for up to four years to purchase up to 150 40-foot zero-emission buses (ZEB). In total, NFI will add up to 166 buses (or 174 Equivalent Units EUs) to its backlog from firm and option orders. The five-year contract includes the following firm orders:

  • Four Xcelsior CHARGE FC™ fuel cell-electric 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses (4 EUs), and four Xcelsior CHARGE FC fuel cell-electric 60-foot transit buses (8 EUs), and
  • Four Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ battery-electric 40-foot transit buses (4 EUs) and four Xcelsior CHARGE NG battery-electric 60-foot transit buses (8 EUs).

“We’re proud to extend our partnership with NFI to modernize our transit fleet and move toward zero emissions,” said Mayor Scott Gillingham. “This purchase will also support local jobs and build Winnipeg’s reputation as a centre of excellence for transit manufacturing and sustainable transit technology.”

Through this purchase of ZEBs, Winnipeg Transit accelerates its transition to a 100 per cent zero-emission fleet ahead of the 2050 target outlined in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan.

Funded through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, the ZEBs will be built on New Flyer’s proven Xcelsior® platform and will deliver reduced greenhouse gas emissions and annual operating costs compared to diesel buses.

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