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BAE Systems’ HybriDrive Series-E Propulsion Selected to Power More than 400 Hybrid Buses for Quebec

  BAE Systems’ HybriDrive Series-E Propulsion Selected to Power More than 400
  Hybrid Buses for Quebec

Business Wire

ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- April 24, 2013

BAE Systems will provide its environmentally friendly hybrid propulsion system
on 475 Nova LFS hybrid electric (HEV) buses for the Association du transport
urbain du Quebec (ATUQ). ATUQ represents the leading public transit
authorities of Quebec, and its members serve the province’s nine largest
cities, operating in Montréal, Québec, Lévis, Laval, Longueuil, Gatineau,
Trois-Rivières, Saguenay, and Sherbrooke.

BAE Systems will provide its HybriDrive Series propulsion system for 475 Nova
LFS hybrid electric bu ...

BAE Systems will provide its HybriDrive Series propulsion system for 475 Nova
LFS hybrid electric buses for Quebec. (Photo: BAE Systems)

“We are pleased to be working with Nova Bus for the first time, which expands
our original equipment manufacturer platform base in the North American
market,” said Steve Trichka, vice president and general manager of HybriDrive
Solutions at BAE Systems. “We look forward to strengthening our newly formed
relationship, and expanding our hybrid technology to Quebec.”

BAE Systems’ HybriDrive Series propulsion powers nearly 4,000 buses worldwide
today and is the most successful series system in operation. The series
configuration eliminates the mechanical connection between the diesel engine
and the wheels. The engine turns a generator, and the power flows in series
from the generator to power control electronics, to batteries, to an electric
traction motor, and then to the wheels. Buses equipped with the HybriDrive
series propulsion system have travelled more than 600 million miles, prevented
more than 520,000 tons of CO[2] emissions and have saved more than 38 million
gallons of diesel fuel.

“One important part of Nova Bus’ vision is to be a leader in
electro-mobility,” said Jean-Pierre Baracat, president of Nova Bus.“We
believe that lower-emissionbuses will help meet urban challenges such as
congestion, and improve quality of life.AddingBAE Systems
HybriDriveSolutions to our product portfolio is in line with this
commitment.”

Compared with conventional diesel-powered buses, the Nova LFS HEV offers
approximately 30 percent lower fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
The development and production of the hybrid propulsion systems will be
conducted at BAE Systems’ facility in Endicott, N.Y.

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Contact:

BAE Systems
Shelby Cohen
Mobile: 607-658-6687
shelby.cohen@baesystems.com
www.baesystems.com
 
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