California’s SunLine Transit Agency has awarded New Flyer a contract for five forty-foot fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 heavy-duty transit buses. The purchase follows SunLine’s previous 2020 order for five Xcelsior CHARGE H2 buses and brings SunLine’s total zero-emission fleet to 26 fuel cell-electric vehicles.
The Xcelsior CHARGE H2 is a battery-electric vehicle using compressed hydrogen as an energy source and range extender, requiring only 6-20 minutes to refuel. Fuel cell-electric technology is fully zero-emission and an innovative way to obtain extended-range operation similar to existing transit vehicles.
Built on New Flyer's proven Xcelsior platform, the Xcelsior CHARGE H2 can save 85 to 135 tons of greenhouse gas per year from tailpipe emissions compared to a diesel bus.