Special Feature - Orion VII Hybrid Electric Demonstrator - July 31, 2003


  The Orion VII Hybrid Electric Demo bus was in Edmonton, Alberta from July 30 to the morning of August 2. This bus is powered by a Cummins ISB engine, and it has forty-six lead acid batteries which need replacement every two years. The ramp on this bus was extremely slow, as compared to NewFlyer buses. Its engine was quite loud for an electric bus, since it had both a diesel motor and a traction motor. The number 1043 is believed to be derived from the Toronto Transit Commission, and it was never removed.
 

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OBI 1043

1043 is seen sitting at Westwood Garage. Various drivers were taking this bus out on a round trip from Westwood to Northgate, and back to Westwood.

2003-07-31 

OBI 1043

1043 is seen sitting at Westwood Garage. Various drivers were taking this bus out on a round trip from Westwood to Northgate, and back to Westwood.

2003-07-31 

OBI 1043

1043 is seen sitting at Westwood Garage. Various drivers were taking this bus out on a round trip from Westwood to Northgate, and back to Westwood.

2003-07-31 

OBI 1043

1043, a hybrid electric demonstration bus from Orion Bus Industries, is seen sitting beside 4097 and 754 at Westwood Garage.

2003-07-31 

OBI 1043

1043 is seen sitting at Westwood Garage. Various drivers were taking this bus out on a round trip from Westwood to Northgate, and back to Westwood.

2003-07-31 


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