New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (collectively, New Flyer) – subsidiaries of bus and motor coach manufacturer NFI Group Inc. – have announced the formation of New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions, a service dedicated to providing “safe, reliable, smart and sustainable” charging and mobility solutions.
New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions will support mobility projects from start to finish and focus on energy management optimization, as well as infrastructure planning and development, providing a cohesive transition of bus fleets to zero-emission technology.
Infrastructure Solutions will conduct site visits; provide design and engineering services; oversee qualified engineering, procurement and construction partners to provide utility services and install chargers; coordinate UL certification; and provide on-site grid-to-bus testing and commissioning.
“As transit agencies across North America continue the evolution to smart, sustainable mobility solutions, New Flyer is proud to offer advanced, reliable project management to help ensure the most successful fleet deployment possible,” says Chris Stoddart, president of New Flyer. “Zero-emission, battery-electric fleets require significant resources to build and deploy supporting infrastructure and interoperable charging, and now, New Flyer is able to lead the charge with proven expertise in project management and grid planning. We look forward to working with agencies in helping overcome hurdles in electric bus and bus rapid transit adoption.”
The Infrastructure Solutions team will be based at the Vehicle Innovation Center (VIC) in Anniston, Ala. The VIC, which opened in late 2017, was created by New Flyer in partnership with Motor Coach Industries Inc., also a subsidiary of NFI.