Bus maker is transferring some of the high-dollar electrical components currently made in Winnipeg.
Buses will be deployed on the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) network starting 2018.
Compressed natural gas engine will power a New Flyer Xcelsior XN40 bus.
The direct-drive systems reduce electricity consumption by 10% to improve battery autonomy.
Winnipeg manufacturer to adopt Xcelsior as its single design by late 2015.
Acquisition will add to Winnipeg company’s product line.
Marcopolo will aid Winnipeg bus maker to grow and diversify.
Winnipeg bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries is teaming up with the UK’s largest bus maker to develop a medium duty transit vehicle for the North American market.
The Manitoba government is investing $1 million in the development of an all-electric transit bus and charging system that it says could be used in cities all over North America.