PHOTO CAPTION: Fisher Coachworks 40-foot GT-40 plug-in hybrid electric transit bus.

Plug-in Electric Bus Builder Expands

The company has developed a 40-foot transit bus with a nitrogen-strengthened stainless steel unibody and chassis and a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain.

Published: 16-Dec-2008

A Troy-based company that has developed a plug-in hybrid electric transit bus will move forward on plans for a $7 million manufacturing facility in Livonia after winning approval of state tax credits Monday.

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Fisher Coachworks LLC was one of 16 companies and four brownfield redevelopment projects approved for tax incentives today by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. Four of the companies were approved for projects in Oakland County.


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