New Flyer Industries XE60

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New Flyer XE60
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Years of manufacture 2017 to present
Length 60 feet
Width 102 inches
Height 126 inches
Weight 45,500 lb
Seating capacity 61 max
Propulsion Battery-electric

The New Flyer Industries XE60 is a battery-electric articulated transit bus from New Flyer's Xcelsior line. On a full charge, the bus has a range of up to 153 miles.[1] 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. Unlike New Flyer's other articulated Xcelsior buses, the XE60's center axle is powered in addition to its rearmost axle, improving traction.[2]

History

The XE60 was introduced as part of New Flyer’s next generation of battery-electric buses at the 2017 American Public Transportation Association EXPO in Atlanta, Georgia. On a full charge, the bus had a range of up to 217 kilometres (135 miles).[3]

A new generation of electric Xcelsior buses was launched in early 2021. With higher capacity batteries and improved packaging, the XE60 CHARGE NG has a range of up to 153 miles with 525 kilowatt hour battery. The CHARGE NG also uses Siemens ELFA 3 traction system.[1]

Specifications

Operators

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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
1903-P New Flyer Industries XE60 2017 demo 1903-P-a.jpg June 2017 5FYB8YJ0XHB051875 ZF AVE130 in-wheel motor
Siemens 1DB2016-1NB06
  • Xcelsior CHARGE
  • Baby blue with dark blue towards rear
  • Blue and grey interior with Recaro AM80 seats
  • All-LED headlights
  • Displayed at 2017 APTA Expo
  • Demo'd with Coast Mountain Bus Company
  • Tested at Altoona, January 21-March 12, 2019
  • Demo'd with DASH in early February 2020.
  • Demo'd with University of Michigan in mid-March 2020.[4]

References

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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-Electric Hybrid: 40ft: HE40LF
Hydrogen Fuel Cell: 40ft: F40LF/H40LF - H40LFR
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG): 30ft: L30LF - 35ft: L35LF - 40ft: L40 - L40LF - L40LFR

Platform Invero - Low Floor - MiDi - Xcelsior