Xcelsior CHARGE™ 40’

All-Electric Bus

  • Xcelsior CHARGE™ is based on the industry-proven Xcelsior® platform, providing all the operational benefits of fleet commonality combined with New Flyer’s CHARGE performance advantages
  • Siemens PEM Permanent Magnet Motor with high-efficiency regenerative braking and efficient energy recovery and storage
  • High Gradability Motor Option – industry-leading 1,475 lb.-ft. torque and 19% grade capability
  • Industry-leading Passenger Carrying Capacity – up to 82 within legal gross axle weight ratings and gross vehicle weight ratings
  • Made in the USA Battery Packs from XALT Energy and A123 Systems – Featuring NMC Lithium-Ion advanced battery chemistry; the adopted battery technology of choice by electric vehicle manufacturers world-wide
  • Direct Drive – No Transmission equates to no related maintenance and no unscheduled repairs
  • High-Energy Battery Option – Over 260-mile range to FTA’s fuel economy test protocol
  • High-Power Battery Option – Ideal for rapid on-route charging and continuous bus operations
  • Electric driven HVAC, Air Compressor, Power Steering Pump, and optional Electric Door Operators for reduced energy consumption and advanced systems integration
  • Quietest interior noise level of all electric buses tested at Altoona
  • Interoperable, non-proprietary charging systems available from leading industry suppliers - Siemens, ABB and ChargePoint
  • New Flyer CONNECT Telematics – A standard Xcelsior CHARGE™ feature – Providing secure real-time state-of-charge reporting to any smart device, any tablet, any computer, anywhere, anytime