NFI receives an order for 165 hybrid-electric buses from Mississauga’s MiWay
by CM Staff
Mississauga Transit has awarded NFI a two-year contract for 127 Xcelsior® forty-foot hybrid-electric buses and 38 Xcelsior sixty-foot hybrid-electric buses.
WINNIPEG — NFI Group Inc., an independent bus and coach manufacturer, announced that Mississauga Transit has awarded NFI subsidiary New Flyer Industries Canada ULC a two-year contract for 127 Xcelsior® forty-foot hybrid-electric buses and 38 Xcelsior sixty-foot hybrid-electric buses (76 equivalent units or EUs), for a total of 203 EUs.
Based in Mississauga, ON, MiWay is Ontario’s third-largest municipal public transit system that operates 500 buses, delivering over 55 million annual rides.
New Flyer equips all 165 hybrid-electric buses with BAE Systems next-generation Modular Accessory Power System (MAPS), offering a multi-functional and light-weight modular design. In addition to MAPS, buses are configured with geofencing technology, which uses GPS navigation to define the transit route sections where hybrid-electric buses operate in an electric vehicle mode.
Through this order, MiWay is helping to fulfill its 40-year Strategic Plan, focused on developing a transit-oriented city through expanding its transit system and practicing environmentally responsible approaches to reduce emissions and improve air quality.
“NFI has been leading hybrid-electric innovation for over 20 years, supplying more hybrid-electric buses across North America – in more configurations – than any other manufacturer,” said Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach. “Our partnership with MiWay spans 45 years, having delivered 550 buses since 1976. Today, we continue to support MiWay in its transition to cleaner transportation by leveraging hybrid-electric mobility that will immediately reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the greater Mississauga community.”