New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ incorporates three distinct expertise developments to ship a high-performance bus.
New Flyer of America Inc. unveiled its subsequent technology battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ heavy-duty transit bus, constructed on the confirmed Xcelsior® platform.
New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ incorporates three distinct expertise developments to ship a high-performance bus, together with subsequent technology high-energy batteries that reach vary as much as 13%, superior protecting battery packaging designed for simple set up and less complicated serviceability, and a brand new light-weight electrical traction drive system with as much as 90% vitality restoration.
“The Xcelsior CHARGE NG harnesses the very best expertise in the marketplace. It features a streamlined design that reduces upkeep, will increase vitality density, and improves vitality restoration whereas considerably lowering weight — providing a lighter, extra vitality environment friendly, and longer-range electrical bus,” stated Chris Stoddart, president, New Flyer and MCI. “As EV demand continues to construct, so too has our innovation. With higher manufacturability, greater vitality restoration, fewer components, and improved system sturdiness, our Xcelsior CHARGE NG is a high-performance bus that’s extra sustainable and simpler to take care of.”
New Flyer manufactures its personal batteries in its bus manufacturing amenities. The battery packaging, developed by New Flyer, makes use of single waterproof enclosure design and affords weight discount and less complicated upkeep, lowering the variety of components by 90%. Its streamlined method additionally permits technicians to easily “plug in” or “unplug” particular person battery packs, considerably lowering bus downtime and permitting straightforward substitute as wanted in future.
Excessive vitality, long-range batteries make the most of an lively liquid cooling system to take care of temperature and reply shortly to will increase in energy demand and environmental masses. The batteries are additionally higher insulated, lending optimum temperature upkeep, extended battery life, and larger energy effectivity. Lastly, the Siemens ELFA three traction system delivers as much as 90% vitality restoration and weighs 69% lower than ELFA 2, permitting larger passenger capability and lending extra environment friendly design by compact inverters and embedded drive controllers.
To supply workforce improvement on Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ applied sciences, New Flyer will host a no value digital coaching session on Could 26, by the Car Innovation Middle (VIC). To register for the VIC session or to be taught extra concerning the Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ battery-electric bus, click on right here.