PLATTSBURGH, NY, February 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Nova Bus, part of the Volvo Group and one of North America’s leading city bus manufacturers, is delighted to announce its largest electric bus contract to date. It was awarded a contract for 20 LFSe+ in addition to 20 options, for a total of 40 electric buses, by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO), as part of a sustainable development initiative. The METRO Board has authorized the immediate purchase of 20 of these electric buses and this order will be their first purchase of electric buses out of a total fleet of 1,300.
The buses are expected to be in service by the fourth quarter of 2022, and they will initially have routes that serve the communities most impacted by carbon emissions and those chosen by Houston Complete Communities.
With an electric drive motor coupled with BAE Systems’ next-generation efficiency-focused power electronics, these electric buses offer lower maintenance costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Nova Bus continues to invest in new technologies to deliver the value and flexibility its customers and transit operators demand. The LFSe+ is the perfect combination of Nova Bus’ proven expertise with the latest innovations in clean and sustainable technologies.
“This is great news for New York and a big step forward for sustainable transportation,” said U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “The purchase of forty LFSe+ zero-emission long-range electric buses from Nova Bus, intended for Texasand integrated Plattsburgh, NY is the culmination of years of innovative design and excellent planning. Nova Bus’ electric bus production is a vital pillar of the North Country’s economy and creating a greener future for transportation. »
“Nova Bus creates well-paying manufacturing jobs in the north of the country and is an integral part of our regional economy,” said the MP. Elise Stefanik. “This recently awarded transit contract is a testament to the skilled employees and hard-working operation of Nova Bus. I will continue to be a strong advocate for job creation and manufacturing in the North Country in Congress.”
“Amazing news for Nova Bus to start the new year. We are excited to be working with METRO on their mission to have 100% zero-emission bus purchases only by 2030 in Houston. This LFSe+ contract is our largest to date in the United States, and we are proud to continue our significant contribution to the electrification of transportation in the United States. North America by introducing these zero-emission buses into Houston,” noted Martin Larosepresident of Nova Bus.
About Nova Bus
Nova Bus is a leading provider of sustainable transportation solutions in North America. Its portfolio includes electric and hybrid buses, high-capacity vehicles and integrated intelligent transport systems. As part of its Electro Mobility strategy, Nova Bus is moving forward with the electrification of key vehicle components to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Group.
For more information on Nova Bus products and services, please visit www.novabus.com.