NFI to build e-buses in New Zealand for Howick and Easter by Transdev

With public transportation demand and need for sustainable transportation solutions soaring to new heights every year in the country, NFI Group, in alliance with Kiwi Bus Builders, is looking forward to building electric buses in New Zealand.

As per credible reports, NFI Group’s subsidiary, Alexander Dennis Limited, is touted to develop two e-buses in the country, under the company’s strategic plans of expanding its international presence in zero-emission e-mobility.

Speculations have it that the new order builds on NFI’s expanding EV presence in the country, where the firm has already delivered over 16 battery powered electric buses.

Reports suggest that the three-axle single-deck buses would be assembled domestically in NZ by Kiwi Bus Builders, ADL’s partner. In fact, the e-buses would be built for Howick and Easter by Transdev’s operation in the country, for use on Auckland Transport services.

For the record, the recent deal comes in line with New Zealand’s plans of transforming its bus fleet to zero-emission mobility solution by 2035 end as a part of a wider set of measures aimed to meet the country’s 2050 carbon neutral goal.

Speaking on the recent accomplishment, President and CEO at NFI, Paul Soubry cited that the company continues to lead the electrification of mass mobility globally and is now thrilled to be working with its partners in Auckland to support their zero-emission goals and initiatives.

Paul added that NFI’s EVs enable smart city development, reduce the harmful effects of climate change, noise pollution, traffic congestion, while leaving room for local economic opportunities.

Meanwhile, Howick and Eastern by Transdev GM, Sheryll Otway quoted that the future of zero-emission transport in New Zealand is exciting and the bus operator is extremely proud to be an ongoing partner of the incredible e-mobility journey in the country.

Source Credit: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/04/21/2214051/0/en/NFI-to-build-electric-buses-in-New-Zealand-with-partner-Kiwi-Bus-Builders.html