First Electric Bus Order for Nova Bus in US
Volvo Buses subsidiary Nova Bus has been selected to supply 15 LFSe+ buses, Nova Bus electric buses, by the Milwaukee County
Volvo Buses subsidiary Nova Bus has been selected to supply 15 LFSe+ buses, Nova Bus electric buses, by the Milwaukee County Transit System, the largest transit agency in Wisconsin and primary transit provider for Milwaukee County. This is Nova Bus’ first order of electric buses in the United States. With a fleet of 370 buses and a dedicated team of 1,100 drivers, mechanics and administrative staff, the MCTS provides nearly 29 million rides each year and generates a massive economic impact for the region.
Built on the proven Nova Bus LFS platform, whose safety track record of more than twenty years, this ground-breaking bus is designed to be just as reliable. The new LFSe+ integrates traction motor and power electronics, which use advanced materials such as silicon carbide to improve heat management. The lower weight and increased power density of the technology also contributes to bus performance and durability. Powered by an integrated modular system, the electric motor significantly decreases maintenance costs and emits no greenhouse gas emissions.