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NFI’s Motor Coach Industries unveils a battery-electric luxury coach in the North American market

The new J4500 CHARGE™ is suited for use by tour and charter, employee shuttle, and executive coach operators looking to lower their emissions.

May 4, 2021  by CM Staff

NFI’s Motor Coach Industries unveils its first battery-electric zero-emission luxury coach

WINNIPEG — On May 4, NFI Group Inc., an independent bus and coach manufacturer and provider of electric mass mobility solutions, announced that its subsidiary Motor Coach Industries has unveiled the new zero-emission, battery-electric J4500 CHARGE™ coach.

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri-qgxgO-Ms&ab_channel=MotorCoachInd 

The J4500 CHARGE™ – a zero-emission version of the J series tour and charter luxury coaches – leverages EV technology from New Flyer and delivers over 200 miles of range.

“NFI has pushed EV and automated innovation forward, and today we achieve another milestone in our technology roadmap through the launch of MCI’s first battery-electric luxury coach,” said Paul Soubry, President and Chief Executive Officer, NFI. “With the unveiling, MCI further expands NFI’s market-leading portfolio of zero-emission vehicles and continues our ability to lead the ZEvolution.”

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The new J4500 CHARGE™ is suited for use by tour and charter, employee shuttle, and executive coach operators looking to lower their emissions and total operating costs while maintaining a luxury experience.

“Our J4500 CHARGE was made for high performance through unmatched design, with each detail developed to provide an exceptional passenger experience while supporting zero-emission travel with clean, safe, reliable mobility,” said Chris Stoddart, President, NFI North America Bus and Coach.

New Flyer and MCI plans to deliver J4500 CHARGE™ electric coach training through a no-cost virtual session hosted July 7, 2021, through the VIC. To register, visit newflyer.com/VIC.

NFI is also testing automated vehicle technology and purports to be committed to the development of technology standards that deliver clean, sustainable, connected mobility options to communities.