Nova Bus unveils long-range electric bus in North America

Nova Bus unveils its LFSe+

Nova Bus, a member of the Volvo Group and transit bus manufacturer, launched for the first time in North America its new 100 percent electric, long-range dual charging bus: the LFSe+, at the New York Public Transit Association conference in Albany, New York.

The new LFSe+ is the result of the perfect combination between Nova Bus proven expertise and the latest, clean and sustainable technologies, all while maintaining the proven reliability of our LFS platform, the company says.

“We are very excited to physically unveil our LFSe+ in our home State of New York and mark an important moment in the history of Nova Bus,” says Nova Bus President Martin Larose. “We are taking another big step in the evolution of zero emission transportation, and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it. All of our buses use the LFS platform and are built with the finest expertise and workmanship of our colleagues based in Plattsburgh.”

Powered with up to 564 kWh on onboard energy, the LFSe+ will soon be in the streets of several cities across America, including Broome County, in the state of New York. The positive market response to the new LFSe+ is more proof that Nova Bus expertise pairing with the latest, clean and sustainable technologies is a response to today’s needs, Nova says.

“Nova Bus is making Plattsburgh the hub for electric bus production for the U.S. market and it’s exciting that they are showcasing one of their innovative LFSe+ buses in Albany for all of New York’s transit operators and policy makers to see first-hand,” says New York State Assemblyman D. Billy Jones. “I am pleased to sponsor the work of the North Country Chamber of Commerce and its NAmTrans subsidiary in support of this major development in bus production, and to have brought Assembly leaders to Nova Bus for briefings and tours, including Speaker Heastie and Transportation Chair Magnarelli. I will continue to help boost this major manufacturing opportunity for New York in every way I can.”

Senator Dan Stec says, “Nova Bus is a world-class, transportation leader, providing customers in metro areas the best of quality and advanced technology. I could not be more proud to represent this excellent company and its highly-skilled workforce at the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Plattsburgh and I have no doubt that its LFSe+ electric buses will garner a lot of positive attention at Tuesday’s public transit expo in Albany.”

The new LFSe+ integrates the proven electric drive motor and next generation power electronics from BAE Systems, which uses advanced materials such as silicon carbide to improve heat management. The lower weight and increased power density of the BAE Systems technology also contribute to bus performance and durability. Powered by an integrated modular system, the electric drive motor significantly decreases maintenance costs and emits no greenhouse gas emissions.

Nova Bus is committed to always improving our product and processes to reduce pollution and waste in every aspect of our business, and the LFSe+ is our latest demonstration of that commitment.        

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