Nova Bus completes Altoona test for the LFSe+
by CM Staff
The completion of these tests allows Nova Bus to position itself strategically on the North American market.
SAINT-EUSTACHE — Nova Bus’s long-range 100 per cent battery-electric bus, the LFSe+, has completed the Bus Testing Program of the Federal Transit Administration.
The Altoona Bus Testing Center in Pennsylvania operates the testing, aiming to certify the safety and efficiency of buses through a series of tests.
In addition to attesting the reliability of the LFSe+, the FTA certification allows future transit bus buyers to access various US federal subsidy programs and to comply with contractual criteria of certain Canadian customers. The completion of these tests allows Nova Bus to position itself strategically on the North American market.
The LFSe+ buses intended for the Canadian market are assembled at the Saint-Eustache plant in Quebec and those intended for the American market, at the Plattsburgh plant in New York State.
“Achieving Altoona certification for our LFSe+ fills us with pride: it is one of the highest marks of recognition of quality and durability that our vehicles can receive,” said Martin Larose, president of Nova Bus in a statement.