gm-hybrid-bus-dc.jpgMajor new orders from transit agencies in Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Minneapolis/St. Paul for up to 1,732 GM hybrid-powered buses will almost triple the current fleet worldwide and save an estimated 2.4 million gallons of fuel annually, enough to fill 300 tanker trucks.

The delivery will include the largest single hybrid bus fleet acquisition in history – an order for 952 by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

“Last month, DaimlerBuses received orders from New York City and Ottowa for 1,052 Next Generation diesel-electric hybrid transit buses,” reports the Environmental Leader.

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