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475 Series Hybrid Buses for Quebec

April 25, 2013 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

BAE’s First HybriDrive Series Electric Placement with Nova Bus

BAE Systems will supply its second-generation HybriDrive Series-E Propulsion drivelines for 475 low-floor buses by Volvo-Nova Bus for Canada’s ATUQ, the Association du transport urbain du Quebec consortium of nine area transit agencies. The order includes an option for approximately 1,200 additional vehicles.

New Flyer Hybrids for Seattle

February 12, 2013 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

King County Contract with Daimler Orion Transferred Over

As many as 381 buses for Seattle Metro Transit, a division of the King County Department of Transportation, will be built by New Flyer Industries rather than by Daimler Buses North America, New Flyer said Tuesday. Most will be series hybrid electric vehicles with HybriDrive brand drivelines from BAE Systems.

BAE and Crane Plan National Tour

May 22, 2012 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

BAE Systems and Crane Carrier showed a hybrid electric refuse truck that’s about to begin working trials. The truck will first be tested with Los Angeles carters, before going to Seattle this summer and elsewhere in the U.S. later in the year.

The real-world refuse collectors “will be working with us to validate the fuel efficiency claims,” says Crane’s Glenn Pochocki. According to BAE, fuel economy improvements could amount to 30%.

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