California’s SamTrans orders 10 ZEBS and 20 chargers from NFI Group
by CM Staff
Supported by Federal Transit Administration funds, the order follows SamTrans’ 2021 purchase of seven Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ forty-foot buses and propels the agency’s Sustainability Policy.
ST. CLOUD — NFI Group Inc., a bus and coach manufacturer and company involved in electric mass mobility solutions, announced that its subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. has received a new contract from San Mateo County Transit for 10 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses. The order includes 20 ABB 150kWh plug-in chargers, project coordination, and commissioning by NFI Infrastructure Solutions™ to support the zero-emission bus deployment in San Mateo County. This order was included in NFI’s 2022 Q2 backlog.
SamTrans provides transportation services in San Mateo County and parts of San Francisco and Palo Alto, California, delivering nearly nine million bus rides annually on 70 bus routes.
Supported by Federal Transit Administration funds, the order follows SamTrans’ 2021 purchase of seven Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ forty-foot buses and propels the agency’s Sustainability Policy. The purchase also advances fulfillment of the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation, requiring agencies to transition bus fleets to 100% zero-emission by 2040.
“SamTrans is one of ten California agencies to rely on our advanced battery-electric bus and infrastructure solutions to enable the transition to zero emission at scale,” said Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach, NFI. “Since 1980, NFI has delivered 263 buses to SamTrans, providing safe and efficient transportation in the region. Today, the agency expands its fleet of Xcelsior CHARGE NG buses, which deliver immediate greenhouse gas reduction, extended range, and enhanced energy recovery.”