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October 15, 2013

Hybrid, electric bus sales to grow 21% by 2020, report says

It is estimated that global penetration of hybrid buses will reach 9.7% by 2020, while electric buses will attain 5.7% penetration. Together, hybrid and electric transit bus unit shipments will reach close to 42,000 units.


August 29, 2013

Global sales of electric drive buses to quadruple by 2018

The data from a Pike Research report, Electric Drive Buses, says that by 2018 annual sales of buses with hybrid systems, battery electric systems or fuel cells will reach 20,000 worldwide, compared to 5,000 expected in 2012.


August 27, 2013

New Flyer taps BAE propulsion for Calif. artics

The development and production of these hybrid propulsion systems will be conducted at BAE Systems’ Endicott, N.Y. facility, with the first delivery scheduled for 2014.


February 1, 2013

TriMet adds 4 Gillig hybrid buses

The hybrids, with technology similar to a Chevy Volt, will run one of the busiest routes among the agency’s 79 bus lines. With the addition of the hybrids, 55 new buses have been put into service since October.


January 24, 2013

Calif.’s SamTrans to add 25 Gillig hybrid buses

The energy-efficient buses, the first in the SamTrans fleet, are expected to be in service throughout San Mateo County by the end of the year. The low-floor buses use long-life, non-hazardous, maintenance-free batteries to capture and store braking energy and advanced solid state controllers to manage and blend power sources.


August 22, 2012

Hybrids capture 40% of transit bus market, report says

By 2018, more than 75,000 electric drivetrain buses will be in service around the world.


June 18, 2012

U. of Mich. students create ‘transportation musical’

Educates students about the various alternative transportation options on and off campus in Ann Arbor. Focuses primarily on the university’s biodiesel-hybrid bus system and the late-night Safe Ride.


May 7, 2012

SORTA unveils five mini-hybrid buses

The new 40-foot buses have an advanced thermal cooling system technology which provides benefits, including fuel economy improvement up to 10%; up to 10% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; reduction in maintenance costs and increased safety through the elimination of hydraulic fluid leaks.


March 12, 2012

Web Extra: Has your U. transit system employed new green practices?

Operators from Utah, Colorado, Illinois and Virginia weighed in on their conversions to alternative fuel to go greener and reduce noise pollution.


December 14, 2011

SORTA to roll out 14 hybrid buses

The first six New Flyer hybrids will go into service on Dec. 19 and will replace older diesel buses that are past their useful life. Eight more will be put into service by early 2012. Vehicles will more than double Metro’s hybrid fleet.


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