"It’s making the world a better place."
Jacob Zip, a launch manager with New Flyer of America, walks across the factory floor of the bus manufacturer’s Saint Cloud facility. “This is truly zero-emission. It’s quiet, it’s clean, and it’s making the world a better place.” Jacob is referring to the Xcelsior Charge™ – New Flyer’s newest bus model – which runs on electricity instead of fossil fuels.
Since 2017, New Flyer has been building fully electric buses at their Saint Cloud and Crookston manufacturing facilities. These buses will be driven off the factory floor by retired bus drivers who will navigate them across the country to cities that are looking for cleaner, more efficient ways to run their public transit systems.