BAD BUSES * Canada - TTC saddled with
More hybrid vehicles to come despite failing batteries, meagre fuel savings
Toronto,ONT,CAN -The Globe & Mail, by JEFF GRAY -October 23, 2008: -- Those new - and expensive - hybrid buses on Toronto's roads have turned out to be unreliable lemons, with failing batteries and lacklustre fuel savings, so the city's transit agency is now recommending buying only "clean diesel" vehicles after 2010... However, Toronto Transit Commission officials say they are still on the hook to accept another 130 premium-priced hybrid buses next year. These vehicles are to be outfitted with new lithium-ion batteries, which the transit agency and the manufacturer, Daimler Buses North America, hope will work better than the current lead-acid ones...
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