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*[[Coast Mountain Bus Company]] - Metro Vancouver, BC '''(trial)'''
*[[Coast Mountain Bus Company]] - Metro Vancouver, BC '''(trial)'''
*[[Kingston Transit]] - Kingston, ON '''(on order)'''
*[[Société de transport de Laval]] - Laval, QC
*[[Société de transport de Laval]] - Laval, QC
*[[Société de transport de Montréal]] - Montreal, QC
*[[Toronto Transit Commission]] - Toronto, ON
*[[Toronto Transit Commission]] - Toronto, ON
*[[Winnipeg Transit]] - Winnipeg, MB '''(trial)'''
*[[Winnipeg Transit]] - Winnipeg, MB '''(trial)'''

Revision as of 22:38, 29 November 2019

New Flyer XE40
New Flyer Industries SR1321-a.jpg
Years of manufacture 2012 to present
Length 40 feet
Width 102 inches
Height 126 inches
Weight 31,000 lbs
Seating capacity 42 max
Propulsion Battery-electric

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.[1]

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.[2][3] 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.[4]

The first operator of the XE40 in Canada was Winnipeg Transit, who put 4 into service on their Route 20[5] as a pilot program for electric buses in late 2014. The first in the United States would be Chicago Transit Authority, who placed 2 into regular service in October 2014. Since then, Winnipeg Transit has returned three out of four XE40s to New Flyer, [6] and one XE40 in Chicago caught fire. [7]



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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
SR1321 April 2009 2FYH8FV049A035253
  • Originally an XDE40 demonstrator
  • Equipped with Luminator Horizon destination sign, Xcelsior logo badges by front wheels, 4ONE Mx passenger seats
  • Later received Kiel Ideo seats
  • Converted to battery-electric power in early 2012
SR1723 November 2013 2FYB8FJ09DC043308
SR1923 New Flyer Industries SR1923-a.jpg April 2015 5FYB8FJ01FC047418
  • In blue Xcelsior Charge livery
  • Displayed at the 2016 CUTA Trans-Expo
  • Named Jet in 2018
  • Spotted in Detroit, MI at some point in Summer 2018
June 2017 5FYB8FJ08HB051944
  • 4ONE Gemini seats
  • All-LED headlights
  • In green Xcelsior Charge livery
  • Displayed at Calstart in California on October 25, 2017
  • Named Ivy in 2018


  1. How it works. New Flyer Industries.
  2. Owen, Bruce Province says electric vehicle projects in the works. 9 April 2011. Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg). Retrieved on 2011-01-10
  3. Manitoba puts up cash for all-electric bus. 26 April 2011. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Toronto). Retrieved on 2011-01-10
  4. Selinger calls electric transit bus the future of public transport (01 June 2012). Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg). Retrieved on 01 June 2012.
  5. Electric Bus Demonstration: New Flyer Battery-electric buses enter into service with Winnipeg Transit (Date Unknown). "Winnipeg Transit (Winnipeg). Retrieved on 25 September 2019.
  6. Transit down to single electric bus from four in test; union asking for answers (10 October 2018). "Winnipeg Free Press" (Winnipeg). Retrieved on 25 September 2019.
  7. CTA 700 Battery fire (24 September 2017). "Chicago Transit Forum" (Chicago). Retrieved on 25 September 2019.
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