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SLEB/ZEB: LA Metro Pushes the Envelope

April 17, 2014 in money available, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Old Hybrids to Be Outfitted with NOx-Targeting Technology:
‘Open-Ended,’ Agency Says, ‘Our Stated Goal Is to Experiment’

LA Metro is seeking companies willing to convert six currently idle 42-foot low-floor buses with dated hybrid electric drives to SLEBs – Super Low Emission Buses. The agency is open to any and all suggestions that will allow it to reduce nitrous oxide emissions to the neighborhood of 0.05 grams per brake horsepower or lower – today’s limit is 0.20 grams per bhp.

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