Boston Electric Bus Deployment

Boston Electric Bus Deployment

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is partnering with CTE to deploy five battery electric New Flyer Xcelsior XE60 heavy-duty, low-floor, 60-ft articulated buses and a 450 kW on-route rapid charger. Project partners also include CTE members Siemens and University of Texas – Center for Electromechanics (UT-CEM). The team will deploy the buses on the Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit System in Boston. The new zero-emission buses will have improved performance on ice and snow-covered roads. This project is funded through the FTA’s LoNo program that facilitates the development of commercially viable zero and near zero emission bus technology and related infrastructure.

Project Manager

Steve Clermont

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Technology Focus

Battery Electric