BC Transit to Receive More CNG-Powered Buses

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BC Transit Corp. has placed an order with New Flyer Industries Canada for 17 compressed natural gas (CNG) Xcelsior 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses.

This order follows BC Transit’s purchase of 68 CNG buses in August 2019.

CNG-powered engines emit 90% less nitrogen oxide than diesel engines and meet particulate matter levels without the need of a filter. Since 1994, New Flyer has delivered over 13,000 CNG buses across North America.

This purchase continues to support BC Transit’s low-carbon program and commitment to full electrification by 2040, as announced in July 2019. BC Transit will gradually transition all 1,200 of its buses from traditional propulsion to zero-emission vehicles.

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That’s too bad vs modern electric buses. Do they have renewable gas at least?