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ISE Corp Offering CNG Series Hybrid System for Buses
In brief: ISE is now offering a "battery-dominant" compressed natural gas (CNG) hybrid system meant for transit buses with delivered units expected in 2011.
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Make/Model: CNG Battery Dominant TB PT
Manufacturer: ISE Corp
The "battery dominant" (series hybrid) drive train has a CNG engine acting as a generator for an electric drive system. This setup saves up to 40% of the fuel that a pure CNG-powered bus would use, allowing the vehicle to lessen its fuel load and thus weigh less.
The engine is the popular and well-vetted Ford V10 CNG, which also weighs 1,000 pounds less than diesel-converted CNG engines commonly used. It fully complies with EPA CO2 and NOx and particulate (PM) emissions requirements.
And so ...
Very interesting. The power train will be freeway-ready as well.
Photo credits: ISE
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