Azure Dynamics series hybrid bus successfully completes U.S. government testing

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    Azure Dynamics series hybrid bus successfully completes U.S. government testing

    "This test demonstrates, on an accelerated time frame, the ability of Azure's hybrid system to withstand the rigours of operating in a demanding urban transit bus environment for seven years," said Scott Harrison, Azure CEO. "With this federal funded program now in place, U.S. shuttle bus operators can cost-effectively adopt an environmentally clear hybrid shuttle bus solution."
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    Re: Azure Dynamics series hybrid bus successfully completes U.S. government testing

    Anyone know what "anti-idle compliant" means?

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    Re: Azure Dynamics series hybrid bus successfully completes U.S. government testing

    Quote Originally Posted by minnfang View Post
    Anyone know what "anti-idle compliant" means?
    I think there are laws in the U.S. on how long a truck is allowed to idle.

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    Re: Azure Dynamics series hybrid bus successfully completes U.S. government testing

    Judging by the GM-Allison hybrid busses I saw in Yosemite, they don't shut down the engine when stopped - they would sit at stops, minutes at a time, with the engine idling yet. I wonder if the Azure hybrid does shut down the diesel?

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    Re: Azure Dynamics series hybrid bus successfully completes U.S. government testing

    Quote Originally Posted by MelvinJ View Post
    Judging by the GM-Allison hybrid busses I saw in Yosemite, they don't shut down the engine when stopped - they would sit at stops, minutes at a time, with the engine idling yet. I wonder if the Azure hybrid does shut down the diesel?
    Yeah, I ride the GM hybrid busses to get to work. The engine never shuts down.

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    Re: Azure Dynamics series hybrid bus successfully completes U.S. government testing

    don't the bluebirds shut down when at idle?
    i remember them firing up when you put it in gear, or was that a f'ed up one?
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    Re: Azure Dynamics series hybrid bus successfully completes U.S. government testing

    Quote Originally Posted by The Law View Post
    don't the bluebirds shut down when at idle?
    i remember them firing up when you put it in gear, or was that a f'ed up one?


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    Re: Azure Dynamics series hybrid bus successfully completes U.S. government testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Buick61 View Post
    Yeah, I ride the GM hybrid busses to get to work. The engine never shuts down.
    Do the engines move the vehicle or just charge the battery?

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    Re: Azure Dynamics series hybrid bus successfully completes U.S. government testing

    Quote Originally Posted by HoosierRon View Post
    Do the engines move the vehicle or just charge the battery?
    They move the vehicles.

    The batteries add pep, which I think is an engineering term. All I know is the hybrid buses are quieter, run cleaner, smell better, and get up the hills faster.

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