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BAE Systems' Latest HybriDrive Solution Cutting More Fuel, Maintenance

Bus| September 23, 2013
Maximizing regenerative braking energy to power amenities such as air conditioning, the Series-E is offering transit bus operators 30% more fuel economy and reducing emissions, noise and maintenance costs.

Global sales of electric drive buses to quadruple by 2018

Bus| August 29, 2013
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.
Bus| 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.
Bus| August 1, 2013

DesignLine halts operations, furloughs workers

Closes operations for 10 days. The hybrid and bus manufacturer declined to comment on the reason for the furloughs. DesignLine has struggled in recent years with a lawsuit and missed deadlines.
Bus| July 19, 2013

New Flyer to supply D.C. Metro with 654 NABI buses

The contract contains a firm order for 85 BRT-styled diesel-electric hybrid 42-foot buses and options of up to 498 42-foot BRT-styled diesel-electric hybrid or CNG buses, and up to 71 (142 EUs) 60-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses over a five-year contract period.
Bus| July 11, 2013

New Flyer to deliver 50 Xcelsiors to Calif. transit

Contains a firm order of 29 buses with options for an additional 21 buses. All buses are expected to be delivered by the fourth quarter of 2014.
Bus| July 2, 2013

N.Y. MTA to swap out hybrid bus engines for diesel

The main reason for the swap is financial, as warranties expire on the hybrid engines, the city will have to take on the added cost of maintaining hybrid systems.
Bus| June 20, 2013

S.F. Muni rolls out New Flyer hybrid buses

To expedite the purchasing process, the agency joined a current, competitively bid vehicle contract with the State of Minnesota.
Bus| May 16, 2013

Md. MTA adding 10 New Flyer diesel-electric artics

The new additions expand MTA’s fleet of 60-foot Xcelsior hybrid buses to a total of 52 and will be on the street in time for the Preakness Stakes this weekend.
Sustainability| March 18, 2013

Sun Tran Adds Hybrids, Taps Biodiesel

Currently three-quarters of Sun Tran’s fleet exclusively utilizes biodiesel fuel, which is a domestically produced, renewable fuel that can be manufactured from vegetable oils, animal fats or recycled restaurant greases.

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