BAE Systems announces order from ATUQ for 497 electric-hybrid systems
BAE Systems announced that the Association du Transport Urbain du Quebec ordered 497 electric-hybrid buses using the BAE Systems Series-E electric drive propulsion system. The five-year contract includes an option for up to 1,028 additional systems. The ATUQ consortia is focused on implementing sustainable, green technologies and is using BAE Systems' series electric-hybrid system as a step to achieving their goal of fully-electric systems in the future. This new order of buses will include the anti-idling feature decreasing fuel and emissions at stops, electrically powered heaters for less maintenance, and the ability to turn off the diesel engine in specified areas to create zero-emission driving zones. BAE Systems is saving more than 20M gallons of fuel and 215,000 tons of CO2 each year with more than 9,000 systems operating across the globe.