Clean Technology Canada

Nova Bus unveils a new long-range electric bus for the North American market

October 27, 2021
By Canadian Manufacturing
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Nova Bus LFSe+ (CNW Group/Nova Bus)

NEW YORK — Nova Bus, a North American transit bus manufacturer, unveiled its new 100% electric, long-range dual charging bus: the LFSe+, at the New York Public Transit Association conference in Albany, New York on Oct. 27.

“We are very excited to physically unveil our LFSe+ in our home State of New York and mark an important moment in the history of Nova Bus,” said Martin Larose, President of Nova Bus. “We are taking another big step in the evolution of zero emission transportation, and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it. All of our buses use the LFS platform and are built with the finest expertise and workmanship of our colleagues based in Plattsburgh.”

Powered with up to 564 kWh on onboard energy, the LFSe+ will soon be in the streets of several cities across America, including Broome County, in the state of NY.

“Nova Bus is making Plattsburgh the hub for electric bus production for the U.S. market and it’s exciting that they are showcasing one of their innovative LFSe+ buses in Albany for all of New York’s transit operators and policy makers to see first-hand,” says N.Y.S. Assemblyman D. Billy Jones.

“Nova Bus is a world-class, transportation leader, providing customers in metro areas the best of quality and advanced technology,” said Senator Dan Stec. “I could not be more proud to represent this excellent company and its highly-skilled workforce at the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Plattsburgh and I have no doubt that its LFSe+ electric buses will garner a lot of positive attention at Tuesday’s public transit expo in Albany.”

The new LFSe+ integrates the electric drive motor and power electronics from BAE Systems, which uses advanced materials such as silicon carbide to improve heat management. The lower weight and increased power density of the BAE Systems technology also purportedly contribute to bus performance and durability. Powered by an integrated modular system, the electric drive motor decreases maintenance costs and emits no greenhouse gas emissions.