Citibus from Azure Dynamics
Hybrid Electric Bus
Azure Dynamics has developed the commercially available SERIES HYBRID ELECTRIC CitiBus using the HD Senator bus body manufactured by Supreme Corporation's StarTrans Bus Division for paratransit and shuttle bus customers. The CitiBus is the clean, fuel efficient alternative to conventional shuttle buses. The CitiBus is an environmentally responsible solution that reduces fuel consumption and harmful emissions.
Engine operation is optimized, and regardless of whether the engine is on or off, the hybrid system satisfies all of the bus's operational power needs. Driver and passenger safety and comfort is therefore assured. And more, the bus operation is extremely quiet thereby providing an improved environment for people inside and outside the bus.
The CitiBus has completed the Altoona 200,000 mile, seven-year test and meets the requirements for the Buy America and FTA funding programs.
Azure Dynamics develops and manufactures hybrid electric and electric drive systems for commercial
truck and bus fleet operators. Azure's drive systems provide a significant, positive and sustainable impact on the
business success of our customers and on the quality and integrity of the environment.
The purchase of new buses for a commercial or city fleet is a major decision, with a range of factors to be considered. The capital cost
of the CitiBus is somewhat higher than a shuttle bus powered by a conventional
engine, but life cycle costs such as fuel and maintenance reductions counter balance this issue.
By improving fuel economy by up to 50%, the CitiBus deliversongoing cost savings. Furthermore, the CitiBus
produces approximately 33% less Global Green House Gases.
The CitiBus powertrain has no transmission, no starter motor and less wear on brakes as a result of regenerative braking
resulting in lower maintenance costs.