New Flyer Industries XE40
|Years of manufacture||2012 to present|
|Seating capacity||42 max|
The New Flyer Industries XE40 is a battery-electric transit bus from New Flyer's Xcelsior line. On a full charge, the bus has a range of approximately 457 kilometres (284 miles). The XE40 can be charged enroute with an OppCharge-compliant rapid charger or for extended down periods with a Combined Charging System plug-in charger. Both systems are supplied by Siemens.
The XE40 was developed with the co-operation of the province of Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro, Red River College, New Flyer Industries, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The $3 million project was announced in December 2010 with the provincial government investing $1 million. By January 2012, a prototype vehicle was being completed using a former XDE40 demonstrator bus. The prototype made its public debut at the Manitoba Legislative Building on June 1, 2012 and is was on trial in Winnipeg.
In April 2019, the Toronto Transit Commission began receiving their first 20 buses, following a public announcement of "creating a 100% zero-emission bus fleet by 2040, which includes a commitment to purchase only zero-emission buses by 2025".
|Turning radius: 44'|
|Curb weight: 31,000 lbs|
|Siemens ELFA2 permanent magnet traction motor (direct drive)|
|Front: MAN VOK 07|
|Rear: MAN HY-1350 single reduction|
|All wheel disc|
|Thermo King TE-15||2012 to 2017|
|Thermo King RLFE||2017 onward|
|Parker Vansco multiplex|
|Composite subfloor at rear interior step with ACQ Plywood remainder|
|Altro Transflor, Gerflor Tarabus, RCA rubber, Treadflex flooring|
|A123 Systems||2017 onward|
|200 kWh Mitsubishi lithium ion batteries||2012 to 2017|
|XALT Energy||2017 onward|
- Winnipeg Transit - Winnipeg, MB (trial)
- Coast Mountain Bus Company - Metro Vancouver, BC (trial)
- Toronto Transit Commission - Toronto, ON
- York Region Transit - York Region, ON (on order)
- Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) - Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, CA (on order)
- Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) - Chicago, IL
- Columbia University Intercampus Shuttle (operated by Academy Bus Lines) - New York, NY
- King County Metro - Seattle, WA (trial)
- Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) - New York City, NY
- TriMet - Portland, OR
- University of Utah Campus Shuttle - Salt Lake City, UT (on order)
- Utah Transit Authority - Salt Lake City, UT (on order)
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) - Washington, DC
Demonstrator and engineering units
Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses.
- How it works. New Flyer Industries.
- Owen, Bruce Province says electric vehicle projects in the works. 9 April 2011. Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg). Retrieved on 2011-01-10
- Manitoba puts up cash for all-electric bus. 26 April 2011. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Toronto). Retrieved on 2011-01-10
- Selinger calls electric transit bus the future of public transport (01 June 2012). Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg). Retrieved on 01 June 2012.
- Metro Magazine, Toronto to add 10 more New Flyer battery-electric buses, February 19, 2019.
|New Flyer Industries|