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Milwaukee County Transit System selects Nova Bus to supply 15 electric buses

With a fleet of 370 clean-diesel buses and a team of 1,100 drivers, mechanics and administrative staff, the MCTS provides nearly 29 million rides each year.

March 11, 2021  by CM Staff

Nova Bus LFSe+ (CNW Group/Nova Bus)

MONTREAL — Nova Bus, a North American transit bus manufacturer, announces that it was selected to supply 15 LFSe+ buses, Nova Bus’ long range electric buses, by the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS), the primary transit provider for Milwaukee County. This is Nova Bus’ first order of electric LFSe+ buses in the United States.

“Nova Bus’s state-of-the-art electric buses will transform public transportation in Milwaukee, improving reliability, service, safety, and capacity, while helping the environment at the same time,” said Senator Schumer. “I’m especially proud that the electric buses will be built right here in New York, solidifying the state as a leader in manufacturing clean energy and transportation technologies. As we work to combat climate change, zero-emissions public transit and transportation infrastructure like Nova Bus’s electric vehicles will be critical to achieving a cleaner future.”

“We look forward to introducing the Nova Bus LFSe+ buses to the Milwaukee community,” said Martin Larose, Vice President and General Manager at Nova Bus. “These zero-emission buses, which represent the perfect pairing of our proven expertise with the latest innovations in clean and sustainable technologies, is the perfect choice for the MCTS’ East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, and will efficiently connect commuters through downtown Milwaukee and expand the sustainable transit footprint in the state.”

The LFSe+ buses integrate traction motor and power electronics, which use advanced materials such as silicon carbide to improve heat management. The lower weight and increased power density of the technology also contributes to bus performance and durability. Powered by an integrated modular system, the electric motor decreases maintenance costs and emits no greenhouse gas emissions.

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