10/10/2017

 

 




  MCI unveils a new Commuter Coach and more at EXPO

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., plans for a busy and exciting APTA EXPO, including the unveiling of a new commuter coach with game-changing passenger accessibility features; expansion in parts, service and training support; and details on the electric commuter coach model.

It's the first APTA-EXPO Annual Meeting and equipment gathering where MCI will be on the show floor with New Flyer, featuring both leading brands, and positioned to be one of the biggest newsmakers at Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center.

 

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., plans for a busy and exciting APTA EXPO, including the unveiling of a new commuter coach with game-changing passenger accessibility features; expansion in parts, service and training support; and details on the electric commuter coach model.

* The latest Reliability Driven models in the MCI Commuter Coach Family, displaying a new standard of utility and comfort to serve local service and regional Commuter Rapid Transit (CRT)/Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) operations.

* Unparalleled accessibility for all public transportation passengers, including those using mobility devices.

* Plus one-stop, industry-wide service in transit parts, service and training.

"We've always been excited to come to APTA, but 2017 is a landmark year for us in terms of our products and where we see public transportation going," said Ian Smart, MCI President. "The partnership of MCI and New Flyer within the NFI Group is less than two years old, but it couldn't have come at a better time — we fully intend to redefine road- and highway-based public transportation in North America."

The Commuter Coach
Both New Flyer and MCI have a philosophy based on reliability of product, service, and support. The latest Commuter Coach models prove that philosophy is stronger than ever.

At Booth #7819, attendees will have the chance to inspect a current 2017 MCI Commuter Coach that comes with an impressive set of features, including.......   READ MORE >

 

  ABC/Van Hool Announce Proterra Electric Vehicle Technology

ABC Companies and Van Hool to Revolutionize Market Leading CX Series Equipment Line with new All Electric model featuring Proterra Electric Vehicle Technology

ABC Companies and partner Van Hool are excited to announce the development of an all-electric version of their market leading CX series coaches in partnership with Proterra


ABC Companies and Van Hool to Revolutionize Market Leading CX Series Equipment Line with new All Electric model featuring Proterra Electric Vehicle Technology

Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles. The new Van Hool CX45E and CX35E models utilize the proven CX platform, and will feature Proterra's E2 battery technology along with a fully-electric drivetrain designed to deliver exceptional operational, environmental and passenger benefits. The CX Electric Vehicle partnership will bring together the resources of three market leaders each committed to technology innovation.

The all-electric CX Series offering is well aligned with the stakeholders' vision and mission of forging and integrating cleaner technologies that move the needle forward in mass transportation with zero-emission technology. "ABC and Van Hool are eager and poised to adapt Proterra's best-in-class solutions that can help operators expand market reach and enhance the passenger experience," said Mr. Roman Cornell, ABC Companies Chief Commercial Officer. "We recognize the growing consumer demand for zero-emission products, particularly as it applies to moving populations throughout communities in the U.S. and North America."...........

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  Allison Transmission Expands Fuel Economy Technology for Buses

From School Bus Fleet:

INDIANAPOLIS - Allison Transmission’s latest fuel economy technology is now available for its 1000 Series and 2000 Series transmissions.

Referred to as xFE, designating extra fuel economy, the fully automatic bus and truck transmissions have demonstrated improvements of up to 7% when compared to baseline models, according to Allison.

"Other than our electric hybrid products, xFE models represent the very best fuel economy technology we offer," said John Coll, senior vice president of global marketing, sales, and service for Allison Transmission. "Our goal with this expansion of the xFE portfolio is to also now achieve the best fuel economy from an automatic transmission in smaller, medium-duty buses and trucks."


INDIANAPOLIS - Allison Transmission’s latest fuel economy technology is now available for its 1000 Series and 2000 Series transmissions.

The 1000 Series and 2000 Series xFE transmissions have the same space claim and ratings as current models, but they incorporate a redesigned torque converter damper coupled with the FuelSense 2.0 Max package. The damper enables first range lock-up, delivering significantly more lock-up operation and operating at lower engine speeds in higher ranges to further improve fuel economy, according to Allison. All xFE transmissions are compatible with alternative-fuel engines.   READ MORE >

 


 

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