Xcelsior Hybrid Bus. Image credit:New American Flyer, Inc.
Taking advantage of the Federal stimulus package, Maryland's Governor O'Malley announced the State's intention to purchase hybrid 100 hybrid diesel/electric buses for $62 million. Quadruple-good news: air conditioning won't always have to be on in summer with open-in windows; diesel emissions will be reduced; the electric motors will reduce street noise; and, the supplier is New Flyer of America Inc, a Canadian company with manufacturing facilities in Winnipeg, Manitoba, St. Cloud, Minnesota, & Crookston, Minnesota. (Assuming Maryland's purchase supports the Minnesota work force, directly and indirectly.)Related posts on TreeHugger.
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