New Flyer to supply more hydrogen buses to California’s Foothill Transit

Xcelsior Charge H2 buses can travel up to 350 miles on a single refuelling- delivering extended range, fast-fill times, and without any emission.

New Flyer of America Inc. has received an additional contract from Foothill Transit for 13 zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell-electric Xcelsior Charge H2™ forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses.

The order is supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds. Adding this order to Foothill Transit’s initial order of 20 fuel cell-electric buses announced in October now makes it North America’s largest fleet of hydrogen fuel cell electric buses. The Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ orders are in addition to two of NFI’s Alexander Dennis E500 battery-electric double-deck buses recently delivered to Foothill Transit.

Foothill Transit is based in West Covina, California, operating one of the largest fleets of electric buses in America and providing fixed-route service in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys.

Paul Soubry, CEO of NFI, said, “This is yet another example of the robust approach needed to deploy zero-emission mobility at scale and entrenches NFI’s leadership in EVs and infrastructure that make it happen.”

Doran Barnes, CEO of Foothill Transit, commented, “Adding hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to our fleet strengthens our ability to bring reliable and sustainable transportation to Los Angeles County.”

Last week, New Flyer was awarded a zero-emission contract from California’s SunLine Transit Agency for five fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ heavy-duty transit buses. The purchase follows SunLine’s previous 2020 order for five Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ buses and brings SunLine’s total zero-emission fleet to 26 fuel cell electric vehicles.

Shahkar Ali

Shahkar is the regional representative for Asia covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact him directly via email or follow him on social media.
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