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New Flyer Hybrids for SF Muni

January 14, 2014 in Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Option for 50 BAE-Drive Units Adds to 62 Previously Ordered,
Among the 112 Are Allison Parallel as Well as BAE Series Drives

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority – SF Muni – is operating 112 hybrid electric buses from New Flyer Industries, 89 of them with series drivetrains from BAE Systems. The agency exercised an option for 50 of the 40-foot vehicles late last year, adding to 62 previously ordered and deployed. updated January 15

SF Muni is now operating 112 New Flyer Xcelsior hybrids

SF Muni is now operating 112 New Flyer Xcelsior hybrids

“We are bringing state-of-the-art new hybrid buses to Muni’s riders, investing in the infrastructure needed to make Muni a better means of transportation by improving transit performance and reliability,” Muni transportation director Ed Reiskin said in a New Flyer release.

All of the vehicles were delivered in the second half of 2013. The initial order included 23 buses with parallel drivelines from Allison.


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Source: New Flyer Industries with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

 

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