New Flyer Industries XHE60
|Years of manufacture||2015 to present|
|Seating capacity||42 max|
|Propulsion||Hydrogen Fuel Cell|
The New Flyer Industries XHE60 is a hydrogen fuel cell, low floor articulated transit bus from the Xcelsior line. The bus was developed with a grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) administered by CALSTART and is part of the National Fuel Cell Bus Program. The XHE60 made its debut on April 22, 2016. AC Transit will be the first to operate the bus.
The rear axle of the XHE60 is driven by a Siemens electric motor and the middle axle is driven by hub motors with electricity generated from Ballard's seventh generation FCveloCity hydrogen fuel cell. Batteries capture the braking energy and providing further power for the bus's acceleration. Because the hydrogen tanks take up some of the space on the roof, some of the batteries are located inside the bus around the joint.
The first commercial order for the XHE60 was placed by the Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District in September of 2017, for two buses to be delivered in 2019.
|Length: 60' (over body), 60' 10" (over bumpers)|
|Wheelbase: 229" front / 293" rear|
|Turning radius: 44'|
|Curb weight: 49,000 lbs|
|Siemens ELFA2 permanent magnet traction motor (direct drive, rear axle) & in-wheel motor (centre axle)|
|Front: MAN VOK 07|
|Centre: ZF AVE 130|
|Rear: MAN HY-1350 single reduction|
|All wheel disc|
|Thermo King RLFE (front) & TE-15 (rear)|
|Parker Vansco multiplex|
|Composite subfloor at rear interior step with ACQ Plywood remainder|
|Altro Transflor, Gerflor Tarabus, RCA rubber, Treadflex flooring|
Demonstrator and engineering units
Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses.
|New Flyer Industries|