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Houston METRO orders 48 Orion VIIs

Posted on November 27, 2007

Houston METRO of Texas ordered 48 Orion VII Next Generation diesel-electric hybrid transit buses from DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses North America (DCCBNA).  


The Orion VII Next Generation hybrid buses are powered by BAE Systems’ HybriDrive propulsion system, which for the first time will include a lithium-ion energy storage system. The propulsion system is said to deliver up to 30 percent better fuel economy while greatly reducing emissions.

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