Hamilton to get 18 New Flyer 60-Foot CNG Xcelsior buses
WINNIPEG - Heavy-duty transit bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries Inc. has announced that the City of Hamilton, ON, awarded New Flyer a contract for 18 (36 equivalent units or “EUs”) heavy-duty 60-foot Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG) buses.
For nearly two decades New Flyer has built transit buses for the City of Hamilton in a variety of models, bus lengths and propulsion systems ranging from diesel, diesel hybrid, and CNG. The City of Hamilton operates more than 250 New Flyer buses with this award marking the first time that New Flyer will build their best-in-class Xcelsior model for Hamilton.
New Flyer CNG buses are designed for a 350 to 400 mile range, and have 20-year certified CNG tanks installed.
“We greatly appreciate the confidence the City of Hamilton continues to have in New Flyer product and are excited to now deliver our Xcelsior model to them for the first time,” said Paul Soubry, New Flyer’s president and CEO.