Montreal Officials Want to Buy 14 Hybrid-Electric Buses

But Quebec manufacturer Nova can't have vehicles on the market before 2007.

Published: 23-Jan-2006

Montreal's transit authority will buy 14 hybrid buses in 2007 but would like to have the cleaner and more economical vehicles on city roads sooner, says the vice-chairperson of the Montreal Transit Corp.

Councillor Marvin Rotrand said the MTC would like to move more quickly to replace a sizeable portion of its fleet of about 1,500 conventional diesel buses with hybrids, which run on a combination of electricity and clean diesel fuel.

The buses are more expensive to purchase initially but offer substantial fuel and operating savings in the long term.


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