Daimler Receives Orders for 1,000 Orion Hybrid Buses

The orders, which will be delivered up to 2010, takes to 2,600 the number of orders the company has received since the launch of the Orion bus in 2003.

Published: 20-Dec-2007

Automotive giant Daimler yesterday announced that it has received orders for over 1,000 of its Orion VII hybrid buses.

The company said that MTA New York City Transit had ordered 850 of the diesel-electric hybrids, while the City of Ottawa had ordered 202 of the buses. The orders, which will be delivered up to 2010, takes to 2,600 the number of orders the company has received since the launch of the Orion bus in 2003.

The order also means that New York City Transit will boast the largest hybrid fleet in the world with around 1,700 vehicles constituting almost half its fleet.

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