Hybrid buses from GM to be seen in big numbers soon
King County Metro(Seattle) recieved 1st hybrid bus recently. It is to recieve total of 235 diesel electric buses from GM at the rate of $645,000 per unit.
The GM hybrid buses improves fuel economy by 60% and reduce emissions by 90%(hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide, particulate) and 50%(oxides of nitrogen). The hybrid bus produces better torque from its electric motors and a 50% more acceleration then conventional diesel buses.