Camden, NJ – New Jersey Transit of New Jersey has received a New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE XE35 electric bus to demo from New Flyer Industries. Currently, this bus is sitting at Newton Avenue garage. No word on if the demonstration includes operating in revenue service or not but it’s not likely.
New Jersey Transit is set to receive 8 electric buses from New Flyer Industries in late 2022, which are to operate out of Newton Avenue Garage. These will be the first fleet of electric buses to operate for NJ Transit, and the biggest step towards zero emissions NJ Transit has taken.
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.
This is actually the first time in NJ Transit history, that Newton Avenue Garage received greener vehicles as well. At some point, Hamilton, Howell, Ironbound, and Harbor garages were recipients of greener vehicles. Hamilton operated NovaBus RTS HEV’s from 2002 through 2010, and Egg Harbor operated the new generation of MCI D4500CTH Hybrid buses until they were moved to Ironbound in 2016.
Newton Avenue garage provides service on routes 316, 317, 404, 405, 407, 409, 413, 414, 417, 418, 419, 450, 451, 452, 453, 455, 457, and 460. So look out on these routes for New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE electric buses!