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    Volvo double-decker buses outperform competition in London

    If you hop on the bus on busy 76 route in London anywhere between Waterloo Station and Tottenham, you're going to be using one of Volvo's hybrid double-decker buses. The 26 buses that Arriva operates along this route use a diesel-hybrid powertrain that, according to Edward Jobson, head of ...

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    Obama in Indianapolis Friday to talk about hybrid buses, reducing oil imports

    President Obama will visit Indianapolis, IN on Friday, rescheduling a trip to Allison Transmission, a global provider of commercial-duty automatic transmissions and hybrid-propulsion systems, that was delayed due to budget negotiations. The White House says that the President will tour Allison's ...

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    Arctic Whisper hybrid bus debuts in Sweden; uses Opbrid's Busbaar overhead charger [w/video]

    Umea, a city in northern Sweden, has just unveiled its overhead-charge capable hybrid bus, the "Arctic Whisper," which combines the zero-emissions benefits of an electric bus with the long-range capabilities of a conventional diesel coach. By utilizing Opbrid's overhead, rapid-charging ...

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    UK to fund 542 low-carbon buses with $75 million

    UK Transport Minister Norman Baker announced that the government has handed out more than £46 million ($75.3 million U.S. at the current exchange rate) to put 542 additional low-carbon buses on roads across England by March of 2012. The funds are part of the UK's drive to invest in projects ...

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    King Long hybrid buses to hit the streets of Xiamen, China soon

    Xiamen King Long hybrid bus
    The city of Xiamen, China has announced that a batch of 36 hybrid buses with the incredible name of "King Long" will take to its streets over the course of the next two months. The diesel-electric coaches, which feature a battery storage system, regenerative brakes ...

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    CARB kicks off second year of grants for purchase of hybrid trucks, buses

    After a successful first year, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has decided to initiate round two of its Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). This time around, CARB will award grants totaling $19 million to fleet customers who purchase medium- and heavy-duty hybrid trucks ...

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    Volvo extends hybrid bus trials to Mexico, Brazil

    Volvo 7700 Hybrid bus
    Volvo, one of the largest bus manufacturers in the world, has the hybrid coach segment covered with a duo of green people movers that stand above the pack. Whether it's the single-level Volvo 7700 or the double-decker B5L hybrid, Volvo's assortment of hybrid buses are ready ...

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    Opbrid introduces Busbaar; an overhead rapid charger for hybrid, electric buses [w/video]

    Opbrid Busbaar overhead charging system – Click above to watch video after the jump
    When Spain-based Opbrid Transporte Sostenible S.L. chief executive officer, Roger Bedell, threw this quote into the company's press release regarding its overhead rapid-charging system for hybrid and ...

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    Study: Sales of hybrid trucks and buses to reach 300,000 worldwide by 2015

    A recent study conducted by Pike Research found that hybrid powertrains will find a home in some 300,000 medium- (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) trucks and buses by 2015. The study also finds that while North America currently leads the world in usage of hybrid trucks, Asia is expected to take the lead ...

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    Zero-emission Proterra electric bus comes to Capitol Hill

    Proterra electric bus – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Altair Nanotechnologies has not had a completely successful string of events these last few years. They lost more money than expected in 2007 and were not always embraced by the investment community. But there was good news, ...

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    Volvo gets first order for new hybrid buses from Luxembourg

    Luxembourg's bus operator Sales-Lentz has announced the purchase of 6 brand new 7700 hybrid Volvo buses. This is the first firm purchase order of the recently-released model and means the first unit will hit the streets by the end of 2009, with the remaining five coming in 2010. The contract was ...

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    Long Beach study shows gas/hybrid buses get lower mileage than diesel

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has just completed a two-year study of the hybrid buses being operated by Long Beach Transit in southern California. Unlike most transit systems using hybrid buses, Long Beach has been using a system that combines a gasoline engine with a series hybrid ...

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    Hampton Roads Transit to swap trolleys for hybrid buses

    Hampton Roads Transit provides mass transit services in the region of Virginia that includes Norfolk, Virginia Beach and several other communities. The company has decided to replace an existing fleet of trolleys in Virginia Beach and battery-powered shuttle buses that run in a loop around downtown ...

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    Tampa schools debut new plug-in hybrid buses

    Look, I know that some of you all going to be mad at me for posting this video because it doesn't include the segment about Lindsay Lohan's rapidly changing hairstyles. I'm sorry to disappoint all of you, but perhaps the information you get about the plug-in hybrid buses that a local school ...


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