At American Public Transportation Association (APTA) EXPO 2023, NFI Group showcased its mobility solutions ecosystem and vehicle lineup, with attendance from all NFI subsidiaries.
“It was fantastic to reconnect with our customers, suppliers and industry partners...at APTA EXPO, where we showcased NFI’s mobility solution ecosystem, which includes vehicles; infrastructure, parts and service, workforce development and training, connected technology and vehicle financing," said President and CEO of NFI Paul Soubry. "As we focus on ramping up our production rates to execute on our record backlog, we were proud to display our continued commitment and dedication to the transportation industry in North America. Thank you to the entire APTA team for another hugely successful event."
NFI hosted numerous events and training sessions in its booth—covering NFI’s innovative battery-electric and fuel cell-electric bus offering, the NFI Connect™ data platform, NFI Service Centers and NFI Infrastructure Solutions™—bringing together customers, suppliers and industry partners for collaborative conversations. NFI also honored the late David Warren’s contributions to the transit industry.
NFI released new products and technological advancements at APTA EXPO, starting with the option to add a seventh and eighth string of batteries to New Flyer of America's battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ 60-foot bus, which increases the range of the bus by more than 30 percent. The additional range provided by these new battery options, combined with the large passenger capacity of the 60-foot model, makes the New Flyer 60-foot electric vehicle ideal for use in high-volume traffic routes and bus rapid transit (BRT).
On Oct. 10, NFI introduced another technology advancement – New Flyer's battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ 40-foot transit bus designed with a three-door configuration to enable more efficient and flexible boarding for BRT projects. California’s Omnitrans was the first transit agency that ordered the new 40-foot EV with three doors, which was jointly announced with Erin Rogers, CEO and general manager, Omnitrans. The order included 18 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ 40-foot buses and four fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE FC™ 40-foot buses.