ORION VII DIESEL-ELECTRIC HYBRID BUS

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          ORION VII DIESEL-ELECTRIC HYBRID BUS
        The Orion VII Diesel-Electric Hybrid transit bus               The system features a regenerative braking system that
        is specifically designed and well-suited for the traffic       uses the drive motor to slow down the bus, effectively
        demands of dense urban areas. It featues a series hybrid       turning the motor into a generator which recharges the
        electric system that is clean, efficient and compatible with   energy storage system. This saves energy and reduces
        future powerplant technologies. It also provides reduced       brake wear. The series hybrid design also eliminates the
        emissions and increased fuel economy and meets rugged          need for a mechanical transmission reducing overhaul
        transit durability requirements.                               costs - a major maintenance item on conventional buses.
                                                                       The electric propulsion provides quicker acceleration to
        The BAE Systems HybridDrive® propulsion system                 help drivers more easily merge into heavy traffic. The
        comprises of a diesel engine, a generator, a single electric   system also uses a smaller engine that contributes to
        motor and an energy storage system that are all managed        improved fuel economy.
        by a computerized propulsion control system -
        the “brain” of the operation.




        ORION VII HYBRID
        Specifications

        PASSENGER CAPACITY: Up to
        44 seated and up to two
        wheelchair positions

        LENGTH: 40 feet

        WIDTH: 102 inches

        HEIGHT: 11 feet, 3 inches

        CURB WEIGHT: 31,220 lbs

        GVWR: 42,540 lbs.

        ENGINE: 6-cylinder,
        5.9 liter Cummisn ISB
        Clean Diesel (260 HP)




Call or e-mail Daimler Buses North America to learn more.                     1.800.882.8054 • sales@dcbusna.com • www.daimler-busna.com
Daimler — The Hybrid Bus Leader.




          Welcome aboard
          Orion VII Diesel-Electric Hybrid Bus
           1 The engine used in this bus is about half the       4 The energy storage system provides power
             size of the engine used in a typical bus. It runs     during acceleration. The lithium-ion batteries in
             cleaner on less fuel.                                 the HybriDrive propulsion system are lighter,
                                                                   longer lasting, easier to maintain, less expensive,
           2 The generator supplies power to the electric          and more efficient than competing alternatives.
             traction motor and the energy storage system.
                                                                 5 The propulsion control system directs the flow
           3 The motor turns the drive wheels, just like in        of energy to the right place at the right time.
             a subway car. That means the bus accelerates          For example, when the bus needs to accelerate
             smoothly, with no sudden jerks. When the bus          quickly, it draws power from the batteries and
             slows down, the motor acts as a generator to          generator to drive the motor.
             recapture energy for later use.


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                      2                                            At-A-Glance
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                                                                   Orion VII Hybrid Benefits:
                                                                                AT-A-GLANCE
                                                                   •                              2
                                                                     Lower emissions (NOx, COBenefits:
                                                                              Orion VII Hybrid )
                                                                   • Increased fuel economy
                                  1                                •          • Lower emissions (NOx, CO2)
                                                                     Improved reliability
                                                                   •          • Increased infrastructure
                                                                     Utilizes existing dieselfuel economy
                                                                   •          • with future power
                                                                     CompatibleImproved reliabilityplant technologies
                                                                     such as ultra-clean fuel cells
                                                                              • Utilizes existing diesel infrastructure
                                                                   • Proven in more than 10 million miles of service in
                                                                     New York City
                                                                              • Compatible with future power plant
                                                                                  technologies such as ultra-clean fuel cells
                                                                                • Proven in more than 10 million miles of
                                                                                  service in New York City


Call or e-mail Daimler Buses North America to learn more.                   1.800.882.8054 • sales@dcbusna.com • www.daimler-busna.com