New York City Leads Way in Hybrid Bus Transit Fleet

Some 900 out of the 6,000 buses in the New York City area are diesel hybrid-electric vehicles, another 1,100 are fueled by natural gas.

Published: 31-Dec-2008

When you think of clean air, environmentally-friendly vehicles and fuel efficiency, you probably don’t think of the fleet of buses that navigate the crowded streets of Manhattan.

Well, here’s the surprise: About 900 out of the 6,000 buses in the New York City area are hybrid fuel vehicles (using diesel fuel and electric batteries) and approximately 1,100 buses run on low-emission natural gas. And the hybrid fleet is growing.

By the end of 2009, NYC Transit and MTA Bus will add 850 new low-floor hybrid electric buses to their clean fleets.

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