BC Transit Corporation has issued an order for 17 New Flyer compressed natural gas (CNG) Xcelsior forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. The order follows BC Transit’s purchase of 68 CNG buses in August 2019, which were converted from the New Flyer option backlog.
This purchase continues to support BC Transit’s low-carbon program and commitment to full electrification by 2040, as announced in July 2019. With this plan, BC Transit will gradually transition all 1,200 of its buses from traditional propulsion to zero-emission vehicles.
CNG propulsion can reduce NOx emissions and has an immediate impact on improving air quality.
Since 1994, New Flyer has delivered more than 13,000 CNG buses across North America.
Since 1982, NFI has delivered more than 1,300 buses to BC Transit, including New Flyer transit buses, Alexander Dennis Limited double-deck buses, and ARBOC low-floor cutaway buses.