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]


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] By 2023, New Flyer had revised their battery capacity and range estimates. With a 520 kilowatt hour battery, the XE60 CHARGE NG has a range of 152 miles. New Flyer also added a 605 kilowatt hour battery option offering a range of 175 miles. In October 2023, New Flyer introduced a version of the XE60 with two more battery strings (a total of eight), increasing the bus’s range.[4] With a 693 kilowatt hour battery capacity, the bus has a range of 198 miles.[5]



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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.[6]
  • Upgraded to CHARGE NG specs and received blue-grey livery.


  1. 1.0 1.1 New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE NG brochure. New Flyer Industries, October 2021.
  3. New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE brochure. New Flyer Industries, June 2019.
  4. “NFI delivers increased range with New Flyer’s zero-emission 60-foot Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ bus and launches North American demonstration.” Press release. New Flyer. 09 October 2023.
  5. New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE NG brochure. New Flyer. October 2023.
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-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