New Flyer selects Hexagon Purus again hydrogen bus market in North America
Hexagon Purus, a world leading manufacturer of zero-emission mobility and infrastructure solutions, has been selected as supplier of hydrogen cylinders for the third year in a row by New Flyer, North America’s largest mass mobility solutions provider.
New Flyer, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), is playing an active leadership role in zero emission transportation in North America, putting sustainable buses and infrastructure in place in cities across the U.S. and Canada.
Hexagon Purus will continue to provide its Type 4 hydrogen storage cylinders for New Flyer’s serially produced hydrogen fuel cell electric transit bus, the Xcelsior CHARGE H2™, enabling a driving range of up to 350 miles/560 km on a single refueling. The total value of this contract is estimated to be approximately USD 2.5 million (approximately NOK 25 million).
Production of the Type-4 hydrogen storage cylinders will be out of Hexagon Purus’ newly opened facility in Westminister, Maryland (U.S.). Since 2020, Hexagon Purus has delivered hydrogen cylinders for more than 80 New Flyer hydrogen fuel cell electric transit buses.
“NFI is leading the evolution to zero-emission mobility in North American cities with scalable, clean, and sustainable mobility solutions that enable reduced greenhouse gas emissions and reduce congestion. Hexagon Purus has been a long-term partner, and we are happy to continue offering hydrogen fuel cell-electric vehicles that deliver extended range, faster fill times, and strong performance, from beginning to end of life,” said David White, Executive Vice President, Supply Management, NFI.
“We at Hexagon Purus believe that clean air is a right, not a privilege, and hydrogen as a fuel source for transit bus can reduce harmful emissions into the environment and improve the air quality in the cities”, says Jim Harris, Vice President of North America Hydrogen Storage Operations. “Hexagon Purus and New Flyer have been working closely together since 2015 and we are proud to be part of New Flyer’s effort in decarbonizing transit bus operations in North America.”
Delivery of the cylinders is scheduled from Q2 2023 to Q1 2024.