Newark, NJ – NJ Transit approved a purchase of eight electric buses built from New Flyer Industries. These new electric buses are to operate out of Newton Avenue garage which is in Camden NJ, with a pilot arriving in mid-2022. These new buses will be the New Flyer XE40 model with the Siemens electric propulsion system.
Since 1992, NJ Transit has been investing in greener technologies and fuels such as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV). Currently, NJ Transit operates 147 CNG and 36 HEV buses. With the electric buses due to come in, that total will be 191 green vehicles in the fleet.
NJ Transit has been already established to have a working relationship with New Flyer Industries for previous orders such as a 2020 order of New Flyer XD60 articulated buses, which replaced the 2003-2004 Neoplan Articulated buses.
Starting in 2024, NJ Transit pledges to make 10% of all future bus orders, be electric buses as opposed to diesel or CNG. By 2030, NJ Transit intends to exclusively order electric buses. Depending on the performance of this order, NJ Transit will make adjustments to its facilities to accommodate these new electric buses.