A landmark order for up to 500 hybrid-electric buses from King County, WA, signals the alternative powertrain technology is “getting past the trophy stage,” says an executive with General Motors Corp.’s Allison unit that produces the drive system. The 5-year contract, which could be worth up to $400 million, calls for bus maker New Flyer Industries to supply Seattle’s King County with as many as 500 articulated buses, most of which are expected to feature GM’s Two-Mode hybrid system. The ...
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