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Orders to double GM-Allison’s national hybrid bus fleet

Posted on January 24, 2008

GM announced that orders from transit agencies in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Minneapolis/St. Paul for up to 1,732 GM-Allison hybrid-powered buses will double the current fleet of nearly 1,000 nationwide and save an estimated 2.4 million gallons of fuel annually.

The new sales include a 952 bus order from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, potentially the largest single hybrid bus fleet acquisition in history.  

Additionally, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority will order 480 hybrid buses, while Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit plans to purchase up to 300 hybrid buses. By the end of 2008, GM will offer eight hybrid models, using either GM’s two-mode hybrid system or the more affordable GM Hybrid system. 

Through 2011, GM intends to introduce 16 hybrid models, an average of one every three months.

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