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Quebec Orders Nearly 500 More Electric-Hybrid Systems from BAE Systems


BAE Systems, a global provider of more than 9,000 electric-hybrid,
battery-electric, and fuel-cell electric systems, today announced that
the Association du Transport Urbain du Quebec (ATUQ) ordered 497
electric-hybrid buses using the BAE Systems Series-E electric drive
propulsion system. The five-year contract includes an option for up to
1,028 additional systems.

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Société de transport de Montréal, a member of ATUQ, uses electric-hybrid systems by BAE Systems to d ...

Société de transport de Montréal, a member of ATUQ, uses electric-hybrid systems by BAE Systems to decrease harmful emissions and fuel usage. (Photo: BAE Systems)

"This recent order adds to ATUQ's more than 900 electric hybrids powered
by BAE Systems technology," said Bob Lamanna, global accounts manager at
BAE Systems. "The additional system orders validate the success of our
product in the transit market and the need for electrified buses in

Canada's ATUQ represents the nine Quebec public transportation
organizations serving the major urban centres of the province: Montreal,
Quebec City, Lévis, Laval, Longueuil, Gatineau, Trois-Rivières,
Saguenay, and Sherbrooke. Together, they provide more than 90 percent of
public transportation trips in Quebec.

The ATUQ consortia is focused on implementing sustainable, green
technologies and is using BAE Systems' series electric-hybrid system as
a step to achieving their goal of fully-electric systems in the future.
ATUQ will reap the benefits of BAE Systems' latest technology. This new
order of buses will include the anti-idling feature decreasing fuel and
emissions at stops, electrically powered heaters for less maintenance,
and the ability to turn off the diesel engine in specified areas to
create zero-emission driving zones.

BAE Systems is saving more than 20 million gallons of fuel and 215,000
tons of CO2 each year with more than 9,000 systems operating
across the globe.

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