The environment, particularly climate change, is currently one of the world's most important issues. We all have a responsibility to contribute to a solution to today's and tomorrow's problems and none more so than those of us in the transport industry. Hybrid drivelines on our buses are an important step to reduce fuel consumption and, consequently, the emission of carbon dioxide. Whilst hybrid technology - combining energy from two power sources - has existed for a long time, it has not previously been commercially viable.
However, the launch of our hybrid bus signals a generation shift. With a hybrid solution that is largely based on standard products and with fuel savings of up to 30%, customers can achieve payback on the incremental capital costs far quicker than previously was the case. The technology also lowers the exhaust emissions by up to 50%, and noise levels substantially.