Phoenix Public Transit Department Awards NFI Contracts For Up To 346 New Flyer Low- And Zero-Emission Vehicles

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), an independent bus and coach manufacturer, recently announced that its subsidiary New Flyer Industries has received new firm orders for 6 zero-emission fuel cell-electric and 20 low-emission hybrid-electric transit buses from the Phoenix (AZ) Public Transit Department (PTD).

The two five-year contracts include options to purchase up to 160 fuel cell-electric and 160 hybrid-electric transit buses in 40-foot lengths. In total, NFI added up to 346 low- and zero-emission buses to its backlog in the first quarter of 2023 from firm and option orders.

PTD provides transportation services in the city of Phoenix, the fifth largest city in the United States, and other cities across the Valley Metro, delivering more than 20 million annual revenue service miles on 644 transit vehicles.

This purchase of low- and zero-emission buses will deliver on PTD’s Transportation 2050 plan, focused on extending the bus service to enhance transit connectivity across Phoenix. In addition, this purchase will spur the PTD’s Transportation Electrification Action Plan, which outlines the fleet electrification roadmap, ultimately delivering on the City of Phoenix Climate Action Plan to improve air quality through a more sustainable transportation system.

“Today, PTD joins many other cities and transit agencies across North America in choosing advanced mobility solutions from NFI to enable its transition to a zero-emission fleet. Having delivered nearly 1,000 vehicles to PTD since 1994, we are honored to support its goal of transitioning to a 100% electric fleet by 2040,” Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach, NFI, said. “With best-in-class features on board and one common platform to streamline training and maintenance, our high-performance fuel cell-electric and hybrid-electric buses will support a smooth transition to sustainable mobility through high operational performance, maintenance savings, and improved air quality.”

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