Sustainability

BAE to deliver milestone propulsion system for heavy-duty transit

Posted on October 9, 2017

The trend toward more electric bus solutions is growing due to the wide range of benefits, including reduced fuel use and its corresponding emissions and decreased maintenance expense. To make the transition to more electric a smooth one, from electric accessories through full zero-emission, transit operators look to a company that holds nearly 200 patents in electric and hybrid technology and delivers system integration as a core competency to ensure operational success.

BAE Systems has been bringing innovative electrification products and solutions to advance vehicle mobility, efficiency, and capability to transit, military, marine, and rail markets for two decades. As a world-leading supplier of hybrid and electric solutions for the heavy-duty transit bus market, BAE Systems spans the globe, operating in major cities, such as London, Paris, New York, Seattle, and Hong Kong. This fall, BAE Systems will deliver its 8,000th propulsion system to the heavy-duty transit market.

Recognizing that not every transit agency can, or wants, to make a transition to a full zero emission fleet, BAE Systems offers near-zero and zero-emission choices. For those looking for zero-emission solutions, BAE Systems has both battery-electric systems and hydrogen fuel-cell systems that use the same common components as its hybrid systems.

Operators looking for electric travel but not quite ready to invest in charging or fueling infrastructure can choose from two hybrid-electric options, Series-E and Series-ER, which offer more engine-off time and significant full electric travel. Both have stop/start functionality, but Series-ER allows electric travel without the range challenges.  

To round out operators’ choices, BAE Systems now offers electric accessories on conventional (diesel and CNG) powertrains, and a parallel hybrid-electric system that provides clean, quiet, and efficient propulsion for motorcoaches.

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