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Business Lead Story: Issue Issue 11 29 Apr 2010

Operators look to put their vehicles on a diet in the quest for fuel efficiency

In the face of rising fuel costs and changes to BSOG, the bus industry is looking at new technologies in order to make their fleets less thirsty

Andrew Garnett

Many within the bus industry have been critical about how heavy the current generation of vehicles are. Although technology in the car industry has made great strides in reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency, it has been slow to have any sort of impact in the bus world.

From an environmental point of view, the current generation of buses are gas guzzlers - a dramatic reversal from the buses of yesteryear which by comparison were remarkably fuel efficient.

The fact is buses have been...

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