Honour identifies 26 distinctive Canadians working towards net-zero carbon emissions
Jennifer McNeill NFI New Flyer MCI
Jennifer McNeill NFI New Flyer MCI
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Could 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (TSX: NFI, OTC: NFYEF) NFI Group Inc. (“NFI” or the “Firm”), a number one unbiased bus and coach producer and a pacesetter in electrical mass mobility options, right this moment introduced that Jennifer McNeill, Vice President of Public Sector Gross sales and Advertising for New Flyer and MCI, has been named certainly one of 26 Local weather Champions throughout Canada.
McNeill was acknowledged alongside 25 others throughout a digital ceremony marking six months to COP26 (the 2021 United Nations Local weather Change Convention of the Events) and highlighting world efforts to sort out local weather change. The ceremony featured remarks from the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, British Excessive Commissioner to Canada, in addition to fellow Local weather Champion David Suzuki.
Spearheaded in partnership by the British Excessive Fee and the Canada Local weather Regulation Initiative, the Local weather Champions initiative identifies distinctive Canadians who’re Local weather Champions actively working in direction of getting Canada to net-zero carbon emissions.
“Jennifer has been instrumental within the evolution and development of NFI’s EV management in North America, however, extra importantly, in urging a paradigm shift in direction of extra livable cities and low-carbon mobility,” stated Paul Soubry, President and Chief Govt Officer, NFI. “NFI proudly congratulates Jennifer on this honour. She has illustrated ingenuity in main our business towards a zero-emission future, and has been a driving drive behind our know-how roadmap and strategic progress – finally driving a extra sustainable future.”
McNeill has led and advocated for zero-emission bus adoption in North America for almost a decade. She spearheaded New Flyer’s assist of good metropolis growth via a 4 pillar method to mobility options that features autos, know-how, infrastructure, and workforce growth. In 2020, she was named an Honoree of Canada’s Clear50 record, recognizing Canada’s leaders advancing sustainability and clear capitalism, and was additionally named to the Clear16, for excellent contribution to the clear vitality economic system within the Manufacturing and Transportation sector.
“It’s an honour to be named a Local weather Champion, and to have sustainability, local weather motion, and environmental preservation within the highlight main as much as COP26,” stated McNeill. “2021 is a defining yr in our journey in direction of net-zero carbon emissions; it my privilege to proceed contributing to the event of resilient, good, and sustainable mobility options for all Canadians.”
McNeill additionally oversaw the event and opening of NFI’s Car Innovation Middle, in addition to the launch of NFI’s Infrastructure Options™, a full-suite infrastructure service launched in 2019, that not too long ago surpassed over 200 EV chargers put in. She holds each a Mechanical Engineering diploma and a Grasp of Enterprise Administration (MBA) from the College of Manitoba and is an accredited Skilled Engineer, and at the moment serves on the boards of the Canadian City Transit Affiliation (CUTA), Canadian City Transit Analysis and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), American Public Transportation Affiliation (APTA), and the Transportation Analysis Board (TRB) Transit Analysis Evaluation Committee in Washington, DC.
NFI is main the worldwide electrification of mass mobility, working in additional than 80 cities in 4 international locations which have accomplished over 40 million electrical service miles. NFI additionally operates the Car Innovation Middle, the primary and solely innovation lab of its sort devoted to advancing bus and motor coach know-how and offering important workforce growth via electrical bus coaching, now accessible on-line. NFI is testing automated automobile know-how and stays dedicated to the event of know-how requirements that ship protected, clear, sustainable, related mobility choices to communities.
Leveraging 450 years of mixed expertise, NFI is main the electrification of mass mobility all over the world. With zero-emission buses and coaches, infrastructure, know-how, and workforce growth, NFI meets right this moment’s city calls for for scalable good mobility options. Collectively, NFI is enabling extra livable cities via related, clear, and sustainable transportation.
With 8,000 group members in ten international locations, NFI is a number one world bus producer of mass mobility options underneath the manufacturers New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), MCI® (motor coaches), Alexander Dennis Restricted (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Components™. NFI at the moment provides the widest vary of sustainable drive programs accessible, together with zero-emission electrical (trolley, battery, and gasoline cell), pure fuel, electrical hybrid, and clear diesel. In whole, NFI helps its put in base of over 105,000 buses and coaches all over the world. NFI widespread shares are traded on the Toronto Inventory Trade underneath the image NFI. Information and knowledge is out there at www.nfigroup.com
New Flyer is North America’s heavy-duty transit bus chief and provides probably the most superior product line underneath the Xcelsior® and Xcelsior CHARGE™ manufacturers. It additionally provides infrastructure growth via New Flyer Infrastructure Options™, a service devoted to offering protected, sustainable, and dependable charging and mobility options. New Flyer actively helps over 35,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI, and Orion) at the moment in service, of which 8,600 are powered by electrical motors and battery propulsion and 1,900 are zero-emission. Additional data is out there at www.newflyer.com.