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New Flyer Offers Allison IAP II Drive

August 14, 2017 in Electric Drive, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Increased Accessory Electrification for Hybrid Buses

New Flyer said Friday that it is now offering Allison Transmission’s IAP II – for increased accessory power, version two – as a “total electrification option” for components such as electric air condition on buses with Allison H 40 EPTM and H 50 EPTM hybrid drives.

“The option uses electrification to power accessory components for additional fuel economy,” New Flyer says. “The system improves on the electric hybrid’s efficiency by distributing the electric hybrid power throughout the bus.”


Allison H40/50 EP

Allison’s IAP II is further described as “a customizable electric distribution platform that provides power from the Allison electric hybrid system to accessory components such as electric air conditioning, electric air compressors, and 24-volt DC power steering systems.”

IAP II, New Flyer adds,

  • allows accessories to operate at the most efficient speeds, improving fuel economy; and
  • replaces alternator and belt with a more reliable and efficient DC-DC converter, resulting in improved fuel economy.

Brake responsiveness is improved too, as is low-speed maneuverability, due to smoother power steering. Passenger compartments cool more quickly, with no engine strain and less fuel burn.


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Source: New Flyer with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

 

 

LA Metro Orders e-Buses, CNG too

July 31, 2017 in CNG, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Is Buying 95 Battery Vehicles from BYD and New Flyer
As Actions Include CNG/RNG Vehicles from Two Suppliers,
And Up to $26.5 Million for Near Zero Replacement Engines

The busy board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority – LA Metro – voted last week to buy 95 all-battery buses. And while it endorsed the idea of an all-electric fleet in future, the board voted too to buy 360 compressed natural gas-fueled buses and to replace the engines in as many as 395 existing CNG buses with super low-NOx “Near Zero” engines from Cummins Westport. updated August 2
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SunLine H2 Buses, Hydrogenics H2

April 21, 2017 in Electric Drive, event, Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, milestones, money awarded, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$12.5 Million for Five Hydrogen Fuel Cell New Flyers
With Hydrogenics Stacks and Hydrogen Supply Gear

Timed for Earth Day tomorrow, SunLine Transit Agency is today celebrating the award of a $12.5 million California Climate Investments grant for five zero-emission, New Flyer transit buses, with onboard fuel cell stacks and new renewable hydrogen generating and dispensing gear from Hydrogenics.
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167 More New Flyer Hybrids for SF Muni

December 19, 2016 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

167 More Buses as All Contract Options Are Exercised

San Francisco has exercised the remaining options under a December 2014 contract and will take delivery of an additional 167 diesel-fueled hybrid electric buses, says manufacturer New Flyer.
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MTS Using CNG, RNG for San Diego Buses

October 14, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, NGVs, propane autogas, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Maintenance Capability at Love’s-Trillium Station to Support 120 Buses,
Agency Is a Pioneering User of RNG and the New ISL G Near Zero Engine

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has brought enhanced compressed natural gas bus capability to its East County area, opening a new bus operation and maintenance center at El Cajon, site of an existing Trillium CNG fueling station.
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500+ New Flyer Hybrids for SEPTA

June 17, 2016 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agency Board Approves Purchase of 525 New Hybrid Buses

New Flyer and SEPTA, the Philadelphia area’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, have announced the purchase of as many as 550 of New Flyer’s diesel-fueled hybrid electric Xcelsior XDE40 buses.
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New Flyer CNG, Hybrids for MBTA

October 25, 2015 in CNG, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

525 with Options, Including as Many as 350 BAE Series HybriDrive Vehicles

New Flyer has disclosed a large order for the Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority including a firm order for 175 of the company’s Xcelsior XN40 compressed natural gas buses and 150 XDE40 diesel-electric hybrid buses, with options for an additional 200 XDE40 hybrids over the next five years.
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410 New Flyer CNG and Hybrid Buses

June 30, 2015 in CNG, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

325 CNG and Hybrid Buses to MBTA, 85 Hybrids for Seattle

New Flyer has notched large orders for compressed natural gas and hybrid buses. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports that its board has approved the purchase of 325 forty-foot buses for $222.2 million. Separately, New Flyer said that Seattle’s King County Metro has exercised options worth $130 million for 138 buses, including 85 of the company’s 60-foot XDE60 diesel-fueled Xcelsior hybrids.
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CTfastrak Scores Two Score + Two Hybrids

March 27, 2015 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Allison Drives for Connecticut DoT’s New Hartford-Area BRT Fleet

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has launched a new Bus Rapid Transit system including 42 new hybrid electric buses with parallel drivelines from Allison Transmission. The new CTfastrak BRT network serves the Hartford area.
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New Flyer’s Electric APTA Expo

October 14, 2014 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

An All-Battery 40-Footer and a Hydrogen Fuel Cell 60-Footer
As Electric Transit Buses Said to Be a Matter of ‘When,’ Not “If’

New Flyer Industries is flexing its electric muscle at APTA Expo 2014 in Houston this week. The Winnipeg-headquartered company is  showing its first all-battery electric bus, the 40-foot Xcelsior XE40, and has announced the hydrogen fuel cell-powered, 60-foot articulated Xcelsior X60. Both have Siemens electric drives.
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150 CNG New Flyers for Houston Metro

October 13, 2014 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agency Expects to Deploy 50 Next Year and 100 in 2016

“We’re in the process,” says Doug Peck, maintenance support director with Houston Metro, explaining that the agency has ordered 50 CNG-fueled New Flyer buses for 2015 delivery beginning this coming spring – and 100 for 2016. updated October 17

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New Flyer Hybrids for Nashville

November 28, 2012 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firm Order for Ten Artics with Options for 60 More,
New Flyer Is Also Active on All-Battery Bus Projects 

The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority has placed a firm order for ten 60-foot Xcelsior articulated diesel-electric hybrid buses with Winnipeg-based New Flyer Industries. A three-year contract includes two years of renewable options – that could lead to placement of 60 additional vehicles.
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