Nova Bus LFS Natural Gas

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Nova Bus LFS Natural Gas
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Years of manufacture 2013 to present
Length 40 feet
Width 102 inches
Power/Fuel CNG
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The Nova Bus LFS Natural Gas is a compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the popular Nova Bus LFS. It was introduced in 2013 with Calgary Transit as the launch customer. The LFS Natural Gas commenced production with the fourth generation rear design.


Length: 40'
Width: 102"
Height: 134.5"
Wheelbase: 244"
Engine Emissions Availability
Cummins Westport ISL G 8.9 litre, 280 hp EPA 2013, 2016 2013 to 2018
Cummins Westport L9N 8.9 litre, 280 hp EPA 2017, 2021 2018 to present
Transmission Availability
Allison B400R 2013 to present
Voith D864.5 2013 to 2015
Voith D864.6 2015 to present
ZF 6AP1400B 2013 to c. 2021
ZF 6AP1420B c. 2021 to present
Front: ZF RL 85
Rear/drive: ZF AV 132
All wheel disc brakes w/ ABS & traction control
Thermo King Athenia
Fuel tanks
9 x Type 3 CNG cylinders certified to 20 years


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Demonstrator and engineering units

Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses.

Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
H3 (L373) 2008 2NVYL82UX83000151
  • Former 3rd generation diesel demonstrator.
  • Prototype 3rd generation rear.
  • Displayed at the Nova Bus Plattsburgh plant site in April 2008.
  • Altoona test bus from June to October 2008 (with added HEV battery pack cover).
  • Received production 3rd generation rear cap and converted to CNG by March 2013.
2013 2NVYL82A5D3000896
  • Blue front (similar to STM livery)
8203-8204 Calgary Transit 8203-a.jpg 05/2013 2NVYL82AXD3000926
Cummins Westport ISL G ZF 6AP1400B
  • Originally 18 month CNG demonstrators for Calgary Transit, later adopted into active fleet.

Nova Bus
LFS Transit · LFS Suburban · LFS Shuttle · LFS HEV · LFS Natural Gas · LFSe · LFSe+ · LFS Artic · LFX
RTS-06 · RTS-06 WFD
Classic TC40-102N · TC60-102N