NFI Group Inc. (NFI), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today announced that its subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. has received a new contract from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) for four battery-electric, zero emission Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses.
DFW is the second busiest airport in the world, connecting 62.5 million customers to 267 international and domestic destinations every year. It is the first and largest carbon-neutral airport in North America and the world. This order marks DFW’s first purchase of NFI transit buses and advances its sustainability goals of reaching net-zero carbon by 2030.
“NFI is leading zero-emission mobility with its unmatched EV lineup, including New Flyer’s battery electric buses that deliver efficient, high performance, and emission-free transportation that will help DFW mitigate the impact of climate change,” said Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach, NFI. “As a recognized leader in sustainability, DFW is counting on our proven technology to meet net-zero carbon goals, while reducing emissions for more breathable air and healthier communities.”
Introduced in 2021, the Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ bus incorporates three distinct technology advancements, including high-energy batteries that extend range up to 13%, advanced protective battery packaging for easy install and simpler serviceability, and a new lightweight electric traction drive system with up to 90% energy recovery. For more information, visit newflyer.com/ng.
NFI is a leader in zero-emission mobility, with electric vehicles operating (or on order) in more than 80 cities in six countries. NFI offers the widest range of zero-emission battery and fuel cell-electric buses and coaches, and its vehicles have completed over 65 million EV service miles.
Today, NFI supports growing North American cities with scalable, clean, and sustainable mobility solutions through a four-pillar approach that includes buses and coaches, technology, infrastructure, and workforce development. NFI also operates the Vehicle Innovation Center (VIC), the first and only innovation lab of its kind dedicated to advancing bus and coach technology and providing workforce development. Since opening in late 2017, the VIC has hosted over 300 interactive events, welcoming 5,000 industry professionals for EV and infrastructure training.