Who makes Orion buses?

Orion Bus Industries

Formerly Ontario Bus Industries (Canada) Bus Industries of America (U.S.) Orion Bus Industries (1995–2009)
Number of employees 1,400 (US and Canada)
Parent New Flyer (aftermarket business only)
Website orionbus.com/orion (archived link)

Who makes ttc buses?

In April 2019, the TTC received the first of 60 electric buses from the three bus manufacturers: Proterra, New Flyer, and BYD. On 3 June 2019, the first electric bus (from New Flyer) went into revenue service on the 35 Jane bus route.

How much horsepower does a TTC bus have?


Floor height (aisle): 15.5”
Engine Availability
Cummins ISB 5.9 litre, 260 hp 2001-2007, HEV
Cummins ISC 8.3 litre, 280 hp 2001-2007

What is a diesel hybrid bus?

Diesel-electric hybrid buses use both electricity and diesel, the same concept as hybrid automobiles. • Bus batteries store energy and recharge when the bus decelerates. When demand for power exceeds battery capacity, the diesel engine provides extra energy.

Who makes electric buses in Canada?

BYD Canada announced Tuesday that ten zero-emission, 40-foot K9M battery-electric buses will be put into service by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), in Toronto, Ontario. TTC is Canada’s largest and North America’s third largest transit operator.

What are buses powered by?

The majority of buses storing electricity are battery electric buses (which this article mostly deals with), where the electric motor obtains energy from an onboard battery pack, although examples of other storage modes do exist, such as the gyrobus which uses flywheel energy storage.

How many TTC buses are electric?

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is taking a leap forward in its race to total fleet electrification by adding another 300 electric buses to existing 60 pure electric vehicle fleet, which is already the largest of any city in North America.

What does a hybrid bus mean?

A hybrid bus combines two power sources in the vehicle drive train – a conventional diesel engine and an electric motor. The hybrid system enables energy to be recovered during braking and then released to accelerate the vehicle.

What engine is in a charter bus?

Charter buses usually have a remarkable engine with over 500 horsepower. A 47-passenger charter bus weighing about 26,000 pounds will typically have a two-stroke-cycle V-8 diesel engine with up to 450 horsepower.

What happened to the Daimler Orion VII bus?

A series hybrid variant powered by a diesel-driven generator was also available. The Orion VII replaced the fully low-floor Orion VI and high-floor Orion V buses, and was manufactured until its parent company DaimlerChrysler withdrew from the transit bus market in 2013.

What kind of bus is the Orion VII?

The Orion International Orion VII was a low floor, North American transit bus. It was introduced in 2007 as the Orion VII Next Generation and was the successor to the first generation Orion VII. The Next Generation name was dropped after an update in 2010.

Who are the operators of the Orion VII?

The Toronto Transit Commission is another notable operator of the Orion VII, having purchased buses in both diesel and series hybrid diesel-electric propulsion configurations between 2002 and 2012.

What kind of engine does a Orion VII have?

The Orion VII was a line of low-floor transit buses available in 30′ rigid, 35′ rigid, and 40′ rigid lengths manufactured by Orion Bus Industries between 2001 and 2013 in three generations. The conventional powered buses, either with longitudinally-mounted diesel or natural gas engines, used a T-drive transmission coupling.