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S.F. Muni orders 56 hybrid buses

Posted on August 22, 2005

The San Francisco Municipal Railway has ordered 56 hybrid diesel-electric buses from Orion, with an option for 56 more units.

Mississauga, Ontario-based Orion, along with partner BAE Systems, producer of the HybriDrive(R) series hybrid propulsion system, will deliver the Orion VII model buses in 2006.

These buses, the first production hybrid diesel-electric units ordered by a California transit system, will be certified to California Air Resources Board hybrid bus standards.

The order also is the fourth largest ever for hybrid buses.

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