This is a Daimler-Chrysler Orion VII, diesel-electric hybrid bus
. It gets 35% better gas mileage than a standard bus; puts out 90% less particulate matter; emits 40% fewer nitrogen/oxygen compounds and 30% fewer greenhouse gasses. But best of all, their electric engines make these buses quiet! I know because one of these babies can be seen in the morning on a route that goes right by the Blognonypad.
San Francisco is getting 86 of these in 2007. What's your city doing for the environment?
Labels: environment, hybrids, San Francisco, transit