Zero-emission battery-electric coaches.

Electric Series

Electric that goes the distance.

MCI J4500 CHARGE™ and Buy America compliant and Altoona tested MCI D45 CRT LE CHARGE™ battery-electric coach models offer zero-emission transportation, eliminating emissions while delivering high-capacity commuter coach transportation.

  • 170 – 230+ miles

    Industry-leading range.

  • Under 4 hours

    150 kW charging from zero to full capacity in under 4 hours.

Powerful, fast and efficient.

MCI electric coaches use high-torque electric drive systems for operation at highway speeds, have long-distance range applications, and deliver plug-in battery charging to 100 percent in less than four hours.

 

Elegance

Electric models.

MCI electric coaches are powered by American-made XALT batteries and integrate the design, performance, and technology of New Flyer’s zero-emission transit buses, while leveraging New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™ to deliver smart charging that supports successful electric coach deployment.

D45 CRT LE CHARGE™

Features a revolutionary patented low entry vestibule with a seating area and ramp that significantly improves dwell times and the boarding and ride experience for passengers with disabilities and mobility challenges.

J4500 CHARGE™

Brings all-electric capability to the industry’s best-seller in the tour, charter and employee shuttle markets.

Unmatched experience the moment you step on board.

Both the J4500 CHARGE™ and the D45 CRT LE CHARGE™ offer fully customizable interior design and LED lighting options, a brighter and more spacious interior, enhanced seating and more legroom.

High performance coach.

  • Ranges of 230 + miles for the J4500 CHARGE™ and 170+ miles for the D45 CRT LE CHARGE at average road speeds and conditions.

  • Energy-dense nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) lithium ion batteries with high-power plug-in charging from empty to full in under 4 hours.

  • Energy Recovery

    Regenerative braking captures kinetic energy to recharge the battery system, making for highly efficient driving in start-stop traffic conditions.

The leader in green transportation.

MCI’s early entries in clean-diesel, CNG, and diesel-electric hybrid commuter coaches have led the industry for more than a decade. In the last two decades alone, New Flyer has expanded in three categories of zero-emissions buses — battery-electric, trolley electric and hydrogen fuel cell— along with the widest range of charging options, which makes us your best partner in battery-electric. As of 2021 NFI has travelled more than 40 million zero-emission miles. Through this milestone, NFI EVs have prevented nearly 112,000 imperial tons of greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions from entering the environment – the equivalent of removing 23,000 cars from the road for one year.

Interoperability.

MCI coaches are interoperable with charging equipment that supports all heavy-duty electric vehicles. You can customize your Energy Storage Systems (ESS) and charging solutions so you can develop the right ESS and infrastructure solution for your needs.

Depot charging.

Depot charging is the preferred method for MCI coaches. Slower charging reduces infrastructure cost, complexity, and wear & tear on the batteries.

  • J4500 CHARGE™ has a range of 230+ miles (544 kWh)* on a single charge.
  • D45 CRT LE CHARGE™ has a range of 170+ miles (389 kWh)* on a single charge.
*Range values are highly dependent on duty cycle

Battery enclosures.

  • Efficient use of space for maximum on-board energy
  • Top and bottom redundant anchoring
  • Water proof vents for pressure relief during temperature fluctuations
  • Condensation drainage
  • Vibration-resistant electrical connections
  • Custom frame modifications to form subpack beds
  • Stainless steel construction for high strength-to-weight and corrosion resistance

Electrical efficiency throughout.

All on-board sub-systems and accessories are electrically driven and shared across product models. AC power is supplied through a dedicated inverter for the air compressor, HVAC compressors, and energy storage cooling unit. The coach also has a high-capacity converter unit to supply 24-volt DC power for power steering, interior fans, lights and other standard vehicle accessories.

MCI leverages New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™ to deliver safe, reliable, smart and sustainable charging and mobility solutions that supports successful electric coach deployment. New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™ has installed more than 200 EV chargers to date.

Services include:

  • Supports mobility projects from start to finish.
  • Focuses on energy management optimization.
  • Provides infrastructure planning and development.
  • Provides cohesive transition of bus fleets to zero-emission electric technology.

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Reliable Support

  • Comprehensive support that includes in-field expertise, technical call center, 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Ongoing technical training from the industry’s only Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) accredited MCI Academy technician training center
  • Parts support from NFI Parts®, the industry’s largest parts supplier
  • MCI Service Centers – from routine maintenance and warranty to complex troubleshooting, you’ll find all the help you need.
  • On-the-go support with MCI Operator’s App and MCI Companion App

Warranty

  • MCI’s standard limited warranty coverage offers a best-in-class 30-month, unlimited mile warranty on J-Series coaches.
  • The standard warranty goes even further with our super 60 extended coverage on many components for up to five years/500K miles, and expands coverage on several components and wear items that carry warranty terms shorter than the applicable base limited warranty.
  • Optional extended warranties on drive motor and batteries are available.