New York contracts 435 electric systems for city buses - Smart Energy Decisions

Sourcing Renewables  -  June 25, 2020

NYC contracts 435 electric systems for city buses

New York Transit Authority has contracted a supply of 435 electric hybrid power and propulsion systems for its new fleet on transit buses in an effort to reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption.

The systems will be sourced from BAE Systems, a global producer of electric propulsion systems. Their technology will be extended to more than 2,000 transit buses across the state of New York following the execution of this most recent deal.

The Series-E systems technology that will be deployed for New York buses combines motors, energy storage and smart controls that power the buses and their accessories like air conditioning, air compressors, cooling systems, heat, power steering and doors. This technology also supports engine stop and start technology for idle reduction and allows the bus engine to turn off at stops while accessories on board continue to operate on electric power.

“It’s a great day for New York’s Southern Tier as BAE Systems of Endicott has been selected to provide electric hybrid bus technology to New York City Transit Authority,” Donna Lupardo, Assemblywoman for New York State, said in a statement. “This BAE Systems contract is just one of many from cities around the world that can say its transportation system has been built and supported by a New York company, based right here in our community. I’m very proud to have supported their winning bid and wish them continued success in the future.”

The Series-E systems will be produced at manufacturing facilities in Endicott, N.Y.

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