Distributed Energy Resources, Industrial - January 18, 2023
Manitoba’s Winnipeg Transit Adds Zero-Emission Buses
Winnipeg Transit will purchase 16 battery-electric and fuel cell-electric transit buses to accelerate its transition to a 100% zero-emission fleet ahead of its 2050 target.
The buses will be manufactured by NFI Group’s subsidiary New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, a bus and coach manufacturer.
The contract also has options to be extended for up to four years to purchase up to 150 40-foot zero-emission buses (“ZEB”). In total, NFI will add up to 166 buses (or 174 Equivalent Units “EUs”) to its backlog from firm and option orders.
Winnipeg Transit is the public transit agency serving Winnipeg, Manitoba that conducts over 48 million passenger trips annually.
Funded through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, the high-performance ZEBs will be built on New Flyer’s Xcelsior platform and will deliver reduced GHG emissions and annual operating costs compared to diesel buses.
“We’re proud to extend our partnership with NFI to modernize our transit fleet and move toward zero emissions,” said Mayor Scott Gillingham in a statement. “This purchase will also support local jobs and build Winnipeg’s reputation as a center of excellence for transit manufacturing and sustainable transit technology.”