NFI Group Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Motor Coach Industries Inc., are qualified manufacturers for the commercial clean vehicle credit under the Inflation Reduction Act, making their customers eligible for up to $40,000 in federal tax credits per electric vehicle.
There is no limit as to the number of tax credits a business can claim. NFI will provide its customers with information regarding how to claim this credit for their vehicle purchases.
The news came as NFI finished a successful week at the American Public Transportation Association TRANSform Conference and EXPO in Orlando, Florida. NFI showcased its mobility solutions ecosystem and vehicle lineup, with attendance from all NFI subsidiaries.
“It was fantastic to reconnect with our customers, suppliers, and industry partners this past week at APTA EXPO,” said Paul Soubry, NFI President and Chief Executive Officer. “As we focus on ramping up our production rates to execute on our record backlog, we were proud to display our continued commitment and dedication to the transportation industry in North America.”
NFI hosted events and training sessions covering its battery-electric and fuel cell-electric bus offering, the NFI Connect data platform, its service centers, and NFI Infrastructure Solutions. The company also honored the late David Warren’s contributions to the transit industry.
On Oct. 9, NFI announced the option to add a seventh and eighth string of batteries to New Flyer’s battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG 60-foot bus, which increases the range of the bus by over 30%. The additional range provided by these new battery options, combined with the large passenger capacity of the 60-foot model, is intended to make the New Flyer 60-foot EV ideal for use in high-volume traffic routes and bus rapid transit.
A day later, NFI introduced New Flyer’s battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG 40-foot transit bus with a three-door configuration for more efficient and flexible boarding.
California’s Omnitrans is the first transit agency to order the new 40-foot EV. The order included 18 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG 40-foot buses and four fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE FC 40-foot buses.