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Nova Bus has announced that it has been awarded a contract for five LFSe+, the 40’ long-range 100% battery electric bus model of Mova Bus by the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The first delivery is expected to be made by the beginning of 2023. The buses will be assembled at the Nova Bus facility in Plattsburgh, New York State, said the company.  

This purchase aims to aid the MTA’s goal of transitioning its entire 5,800 bus fleet to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. The company said that all bus procurements will be exclusively zero-emissions by 2029.  

The MTA operates the largest public transport agency in North America, carrying 16% of all bus passengers.  

This year, it received $116,000,000 through the Federal Transit Administration’s Low or No Emission Grant Program to buy electric buses to replace older petrol-powered buses, said the press releases.  

“We are delighted that our LFSe+ will be joining the growing MTA fleet of electric buses,” said Martin Larose, President of Nova Bus. “The MTA is a long-standing partner of Nova Bus, and we are thrilled to be part of its transition to electromobility, as well as humbled to be supporting its goal of reaching a zero-emission fleet by 2040. We are excited about the future and looking forward to every community benefiting from cleaner air thanks to zero-emission buses in New York.” 

The Nova Bus LFSe+ long range electric bus provides reduced maintenance costs and eliminates all emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.  

The LFSe+ uses the perfect combination of their latest innovations in clean and sustainable technologies, “making it a first-choice solution for the trainsition to sustainable public transport.