Newer Hybrid Buses Cheaper To Operate
A new U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Lab report says New York Cityâ€™s newer hybrid buses cost 40 percent less to maintain and 24 percent less to operate than previous hybrids. The new buses are the second-generation Orion VII from Daimler Buses North America.
According to the article, more than 1,000 of these buses are in service in cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Toronto, and 1,500 more are on order. The New York City fleet is the largest hybrid bus fleet in the world.
GM recently received orders for over 1,700 of its hybrid buses.
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