With rising fuel costs and threats of global warming, BAE Systems is taking steps to decrease and eventually eliminate emissions in the transit bus industry. We are on a path to significant fuel and energy savings through zero emissions technology with our series hybrid product, HybriDrive®. BAE Systems developed HybriDrive® as a series hybrid system because it offers a true path to an all-electric vehicle. Our system is unique in that it allows transit agencies to move from hybrid to full electric seamlessly. With the removal of the diesel engine and the addition of improved battery technology, our HybriDrive® Series product can become a pure electric vehicle.
BAE Systems is committed to the path to zero emission transit bus technology and is demonstrating this commitment with the development of a fuel cell bus for SunLine Transit Agency. BAE Systems has taken the lead along with several partners to build a fuel cell bus that blends energy from a fuel cell and electric power, providing a zero-emissions vehicle with improved fuel economy. This bus utilizes our HybriDrive® Series transit bus propulsion system. The architecture improves fuel economy and allows the vehicle to operate with zero emissions. Our fuel cell bus demonstrates how easily our series architecture can transform from a hybrid to an all electric vehicle.