Sustainability

Nova testing diesel-electric hybrid bus in Quebec

Posted on January 27, 2015

In collaboration with its business partners, Nova Bus is testing an LFS HEV hybrid bus with integrated E series propulsion system, which can switch from diesel operation to temporary fully-electric mode. The demo bus will run in the streets of Quebec City in coming months to collect data and optimize its performance for future routes.

The E series LFS HEV will be tested for six months to document the benefits of its green technology, under the various propulsion modes it offers — diesel, hybrid electric or fully-electric.

“Advanced tests, such as those being conducted in partnership with Réseau de transport de la Capitale, enable us to make the most of hybrid technology and enhance our research and development of transportation electrification. We are also proud that Nova Bus will be the first bus manufacturer in North America to market buses featuring BAE’s E series technology,” said John Kardos, Nova Bus VP, business development.

RELATED: Green tech major feature at BusCon 2014

“At Nova Bus, the electrification of transportation is a major project that has already reached several milestones in the past few years,” added René Allen, Nova Bus VP, product management and strategy. “We are tackling the research and development of electric transportation in stages. We first tested and assessed existing systems and strategies to select those best adapted to the operating conditions of Quebec’s transit authorities. We then integrated various electric components into the proven LFS platform. Adding BAE’s E series technology to our hybrid LFS HEV is a major step towards having our buses run exclusively on electrical power.”

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

BYD electric bus wins L.A. Sustainability Coalition award

Award reflects BYD’s growth in the Los Angeles area and nationally, now employing hundreds of Californians at its factory in Lancaster and supplying buses to transit agencies around the country.

MBTA's new buses powered by BAE's propulsion systems

The HDS300 hybrid-electric-propulsion systems will soon be powering 44 New Flyer articulated buses in Boston with an option for 46 more as part of its largest HDS300 order to date.

BYD breaks ground on Phase II expansion of vehicle manufacturing facility

The Phase II expansion marks an important step in BYD’s plan to triple employment in three years, undertaken in response to increased demand for its zero-emission coaches, buses, and new medium- and heavy-duty truck product lineup.

Proterra unveils new Catalyst E2 series at APTA Annual

Its nominal range of 194 miles to 350 miles means the Catalyst E2 series is capable of serving the full daily mileage needs of nearly every U.S. mass transit route on a single charge and offers the transit industry the first direct replacement for fossil-fueled transit vehicles.

BAE Systems’ Maddox to retire after 43 years in industry

John Maddox has been BAE Systems’ regional sales manager, transit, for western North America and the southern states for  nearly 10 years.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close