TransLink selects Nova Bus hybrid vehicles

Saint-Eustache, Quebec, January 25, 2008 — Nova Bus is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with TransLink, the Greater Vancouver Area transit authority, for the purchase of 141 Nova LFS HEV hybrid electric buses for delivery beginning in mid-2009, with options totaling an additional 110 vehicles.

This agreement represents a new chapter in the growing partnership between TransLink and Nova Bus, after the delivery of 126 diesel-powered Nova LFS buses in 2007, which were well-received by drivers, maintenance personnel and passengers alike. This new order is a testament to the entire Nova Bus team’s continuous commitment to quality, environmental concerns, life-cycle cost and customer satisfaction.

The Nova LFS HEV, based on the proven Nova LFS platform, offers the added benefits of hybrid drive; an electric drive is coupled to a smaller clean diesel engine than that used in the conventional Nova LFS, for enhanced hybrid performance and fuel economy. The vehicle delivers its best performances on low speed stop-and-go routes, significantly reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

"This purchase is really two shades of green," says TransLink CEO Pat Jacobsen.  "Thirty-two of the buses will add capacity to our system and give people a cleaner, greener alternative to driving.  The remaining 109 will replace some of the oldest vehicles in TransLink's fleet and reduce all emissions, some by as much as 97 per cent per bus," she says.

Nova Bus is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Volvo Bus Corporation, the world’s second largest motorcoach and transit bus manufacturing group. Nova Bus is a leading manufacturer of city, suburban, and shuttle buses in North America, with its complete line of Nova LFS vehicles. 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.


Pierre Pelland
Nova Bus
(450) 974-6053

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