New Flyer Industries XE60

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New Flyer XE60
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Years of manufacture 2015 to present
Length 60 feet
Width 102 inches
Height 126 inches
Weight 45,500 lb
Seating capacity 61 max
Propulsion Battery-electric

The New Flyer Industries XE60 is a battery-electric articulated transit bus from New Flyer's Xcelsior line. It uses lithium ion batteries from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries which can be recharged enroute using a station provided by Eaton. Unlike New Flyer's other articulated Xcelsior buses, the XE60's center axle is powered in addition to its rearmost axle, improving traction.[1]

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority was the first to order the XE60. Funded by the Federal Transit Administration's Low or No Emission Bus Program, they will receive five buses that will be deployed on their Silver Line BRT.



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Demonstrator and engineering units

Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses.

Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Motor Notes
1903-P New Flyer Industries XE60 2017 demo 1903-P-a.jpg June 2017 5FYB8YJ0XHB051875 ZF AVE130 in-wheel motor
Siemens 1DB2016-1NB06
  • Xcelsior CHARGE
  • Baby blue with dark blue towards rear
  • Blue and grey interior with Recaro AM80 seats
  • All-LED headlights
  • Displayed at 2017 APTA Expo
  • Demo'd with Coast Mountain Bus Company
  • Tested at Altoona, January 21-March 12, 2019
  • Demo'd with DASH in early February 2020.
  • Demo'd with University of Michigan in mid-March 2020.[2]


New Flyer Industries
Current Models

Battery-Electric: 35ft: XE35 - 40ft: XE40 - 60ft: XE60
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG): 35ft: XN35 - 40ft: XN40 - 60ft: XN60
Diesel: 35ft: XD35 - 40ft: XD40 - 60ft: XD60
Diesel-Electric Hybrid: 35ft: XDE35 - 40ft: XDE40 - 60ft: XDE60
Electric Trolleybus: 40ft: XT40 - 60ft: XT60
Hydrogen Fuel Cell: 40ft: XHE40 - 60ft: XHE60

Past Models

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG): 30ft: C30LF - C30LFR - 35ft: C35LF - C35LFR - 40ft: C40 - C40LF - C40LFR
Diesel: 30ft: D30LF - MD30 - 35ft: D35 - D35LF - D35LFR - MD35 - 40ft: D40 - D40LF - D40LFA - D40LFR - D40S - D40i - 45ft: D45S - 60ft: D60 - D60LF - D60LFA - D60LFR
Diesel-Electric Hybrid: 30ft: DE30LFR - 35ft: DE35LF - DE35LFA - DE35LFR - 40ft: DE40LF - DE40LFA - DE40LFR - DE40i - 60ft: DE60LF - DE60LFA - DE60LFR
Electric Trolleybus: 40ft: E40LF - E40LFR - 60ft: E60 - E60LFR
Gasoline-Electric Hybrid: 35ft: GE35LFR - 40ft: GE40LF - GE40LFA - GE40LFR
Hydrogen Fuel Cell: 40ft: F40LF/H40LF- HE40LF - H40LFR
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG): 30ft: L30LF - 35ft: L35LF - 40ft: L40 - L40LF - L40LFR

Platform Invero - Low Floor - MiDi - Xcelsior