New Flyer is advancing fourth-year production of 115 hybrid buses Xcelsior (forty-foot / 12 meter length) for Philadelphia.

New Flyer Hybrids’ll be operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

This is the fourth installment of a five-year contract by SEPTA for a total of 525 hybrid buses awarded to New Flyer in May 2016.

These deliveries (to be executed by 2021) will bring hybrid vehicles to be 95 percent of SEPTA’s bus fleet.

95 percent hybrid fleet for SEPTA. Thanks New Flyer Hybrids!

New Flyer Hybrids Xcelsior buses support SEPTA’s “SEPT-AINABLE 2020” program, focused on achieving sustainability through a “triple-bottom-line” approach that includes the natural environment, healthy communities and workforce, and economic vitality, New Flyer explains in a press release.

PASSENGERS PICKED UP AND CARRIED BY HYBRIDS IN EUROPE? YES, BY SOLARIS

At the conclusion of the five-year New Flyer contract for 525 buses (a 103 million $ investment), hybrids will comprise 95 percent of SEPTA’s bus fleet.

Last year SEPTA also received a $1.5 million Federal Transit Administration grant to purchase 10 new electric buses.

SEPTA, Environmental Excellence Award 2016

SEPTA prides itself to be one of only two U.S. transit authorities operating all five major types of terrestrial transit vehicles: regional rail trains, heavy rapid transit trains, light rail vehicles, trolley buses, and motor buses with a total annual ridership of over 300 million.

In 2016, SEPTA earned the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.

It also earned the Energy Storage North America Innovation Award (2014), American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) “Gold” Recognition Level for Sustainability (2012), APTA’s “Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award” (2012), and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Energy Star” Award for the SEPTA Headquarters (2010).

HYBRID BUSES POWERED BUY CUMMINS? LET DISCOVER MORE…

«New Flyer is proud to continue delivering hybrid electric technology to SEPTA as it expands low-emission transit and further reduces transportation emissions», said Chris Stoddart, President, New Flyer of America.

Cummins cover the HP ‘hanger’

Cummins is the supplier of New Flyer’s endothermic engines, both diesel and CNG. Cummins ISB 280 or ISL 280 also equip hybrids. The figures reveal the power in HP at 2100 rpm, the torque is set at 1055 NM, in the range 1100 – 1700 rpm. What about transmissions? Allison, Voith and ZF options, available Allison hybrid drive and BAE HybriDrive.

 

Flyer Hybrids SEPTA

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