GM Receives Orders for 1,700+ Hybrid Buses

Orders for total of 1,732 buses come from Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis transit agencies.

Published: 01-Feb-2008

NEW YORK - General Motors Corp. on Tuesday said it received orders for more than 1,700 hybrid buses from transit agencies in Washington, Philadelphia and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

The 1,732 buses will save an estimated 2.4 million gallons of fuel annually, GM said at the Washington Auto Show.


The Small Hybrid Sports Concept is a sports car that features advanced hybrid technology - proving stylish design and driving enjoyment can be combined with low environmental impact. It was designed by Honda R and D Europe, based in Offenbach, Germany.

A UK government challenge to produce a medium/small vehicle with CO2 emissions of less than 100 g/km has seen engineering company Ricardo team up with PSA Peugeot Citroen and UK research group QinetiQ to develop an innovative diesel full-hybrid.

Concept car may sport unusual air intakes since 'a hybrid battery needs a lot of cooling.'


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