First big order for hybrid bus comes from New York

  • Date
    January 2000
  • Description
    New York's transit authority instructs DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses North America to deliver 125 Orion VII hybrid urban buses. This first major order for hybrid buses follows a test phase lasting more than one year, during which ten units of the previous model, the Orion VI, were subjected to practical testing in regular service. At the start of 2001 the City of New York places another order for the supply of 200 more vehicles.