Nova Bus launches its first Nova LFS hybrid electric vehicle

New Nova LFS HEV brings hybrid performance to proven platform

Saint Eustache, Quebec, November 7, 2006—Nova Bus is pleased to announce the launch of its Nova LFS hybrid electric vehicle at the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) Trans-Expo on November 7, 2006. The new Nova LFS HEV brings hybrid performance to the LFS platform which has thousands of LFS vehicles already on the road.

Hybrid model delivers

The Nova LFS HEV features the GM Alison Ep40 system, which couples an electric drive and a diesel engine. The electric drive works primarily during acceleration and uses the braking process to generate power. The Nova LFS HEV will deliver its best performances on low speed stop-and-go routes, significantly reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Other advantages are a smoother and quieter ride as well as reducing brake and engine wear. The LFS HEV is one of the lightest vehicles in its category and comes standard with a unique stainless steel structure as well as corrosion-free outside skin panels. While the hybrid system offers a greener alternative to transit needs, the operators can count on the Nova LFS’ proven performances and the company’s unique customer service.

A Nova milestone

The launch of the Nova LFS hybrid electric vehicle is an important milestone for Nova, according to company president and CEO Gilles Dion. “The LFS hybrid electric application shows Nova Bus’ commitment to high quality vehicles and environmental conservation,” he declared.

About Nova Bus

Nova Bus, a division of Prevost Car Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volvo Bus Corporation, provides financial strength, product development capabilities, and quality manufacturing technology from the world’s second largest motorcoach and transit bus manufacturing group. Nova Bus is one of the largest manufacturers of city, suburban, and shuttle buses in North America, including the Nova LFS and the Nova LFS HEV. Nova Bus is the first North American heavy-duty bus manufacturer in the urban transportation sector to achieve company-wide ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications. The company operates two plants in Canada.


Nova Bus
Nadine Bernard
(450) 974-6053

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