ETS Diesel-Electric Hybrid Buses

Welcome to the hybrid bus gallery. ETS in 2005 ordered 6 diesel-electric hybrid low floor buses. Two of which arrived in late 2006, these were two Orion VII HEV (series system). The other four are expected to arrive in 2007, these are to be four New Flyer 40 foot low floors. Two of these will be parallel system hybrids and two will be series system hybrids. These buses are numbered 6001-6006.

The two Orion VII HEV's are numbered 6005 and 6006. They are powered by a Cummins ISB engine with roof top batteries, managed by the BAE systems hybrid diesel-electric drive.The buses went into revenue service on December 18th, 2006.

The first two of the four New Flyer DE40LFR buses are numbered 6001 and 6002. They are powered by a Cummins ISL engine with roof top batteries, managed by the GM-Allison hybrid diesel-electric drive (Parallel system). The buses arrived in early 2007 and went into service during the Spring of that year. #6002 was later upgraded to include more ammenities and was crowned as the platnium ETS bus. It is used at ETS PR events.
BR> The second two of the four New Flyer DE40LFR buses are numbered 6003 and 6004. They are powered by a Cummins ISB engine with the ISE Thundervolt hybrid drive (Series system). These buses proved to be very unreliable and have since been removed from service.


Photos in this section were taken by me (Kevin Lo) or Ashton Wong Please do not reuse these photos without prior permission from the respective photographer. Thank you.
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Thumbnail Model Fleet Number Description Photo Date (M/D/Y)
New Flyer DE40LFR 6001 6001 seen laying over on 87th Ave near 114th St. waiting for its next run. 5/09/2007
New Flyer DE40LFR 6001-2 6001 seen laying over on 87th Ave near 114th St. waiting for its next run. 5/09/2007
New Flyer DE40LFR 6001-3 6001 seen on 102nd Ave. working Route 8 Downtown. 5/10/2007
New Flyer DE40LFR 6001-4 6001 seen southbound on 112th St. at 87th Ave. working Route 30 Falconer Heights. 5/10/2007
New Flyer DE40LFR 6001-5 6001 seen southbound on 83rd St at 82nd Ave. working Route 8 Mill Woods TC. 3/31/2008
New Flyer DE40LFR 6001-6 6001 seen departing Millgate working Route 8 Mill Woods TC. 3/31/2008
New Flyer DE40LFR 6001 Rear 6001 seen laying over on 87th Ave near 114th St. waiting for its next run. 5/09/2007
New Flyer DE40LFR 6001 Rear 2 6001 seen laying over on 87th Ave near 114th St. waiting for its next run. 5/09/2007
New Flyer DE40LFR 6001 Rear 3 6001 seen arriving at University Transit Centre working Route 4. 1/18/2008
New Flyer DE40LFR 6002 Rear 6002 seen at Kingsway Transit Centre working Route 8 Abbotsfield. 3/31/2008
New Flyer DE40LFR 6003 6003 on the Ferrier Garage tarmac. 1/19/2008
New Flyer DE40LFR 6003 Rear 6003 on the Ferrier Garage tarmac. 1/19/2008
New Flyer DE40LFR 6003 Rear 2 6003 northbound on 114th St. near 83rd Ave. working Route 4 West Edmonton Mall. 3/13/2008
Orion VII HEV 6005 6005 seen working Route 106 Lessard while laying over at West Edmonton Mall. 12/18/2006
Orion VII HEV 6005-2 6005 seen working Route 106 Lessard via West Edmonton Mall while laying over at University Transit Centre. 12/18/2006
Orion VII HEV 6005-3 6005 seen working Route 106 Capilano while laying over at University Transit Centre. 12/18/2006
Orion VII HEV 6005-4 6005 seen arriving at University Transit Centre working Route 106 Lessard via West Edmonton Mall. 2/02/2007
Orion VII HEV 6005-5 6005 seen departing University Transit Centre working Route 106 Capilano. 4/25/2007
Orion VII HEV 6005-6 6005 seen arriving at University Transit Centre on charter. 4/20/2008
Orion VII HEV 6005-7 6005 seen arriving at University Transit Centre on charter. 4/20/2008
Orion VII HEV 6005-8 6005 seen at Hawrelak Park on charter. 4/20/2008
Orion VII HEV 6005 Rear 6005 seen working Route 106 Lessard via West Edmonton Mall while laying over at University Transit Centre. 12/18/2006
Orion VII HEV 6005 Rear 2 6005 seen working Route 106 Capilano while laying over at University Transit Centre. 12/18/2006
Orion VII HEV 6005 Rear 3 6005 seen arriving at University Transit Centre working Route 106 Lessard via West Edmonton Mall. 2/02/2007
Orion VII HEV 6005 Rear 4 6005 seen working Route 106 Capilano while departing West Edmonton Mall. 12/18/2006
Orion VII HEV 6005 Rear 5 6005 seen arriving at University Transit Centre working Route 106. 10/01/2007
Orion VII HEV 6005 Rear 6 6005 seen at University Transit Centre on charter. 4/20/2008
Orion VII HEV 6005 Interior 6005's interior looking towards the rear. 12/18/2006
Orion VII HEV 6005 Interior 6005's interior looking towards the front. 12/18/2006
Orion VII HEV 6005 Driver's Area 6005's driver's area. 12/18/2006
Orion VII HEV 6006 6006 seen at Londonderry Save On Foods location for the "Stuff-A-Bus" campaign. Photo By Ashton Wong. 11/27/2006
Orion VII HEV 6006-2 6006 seen on charter during the ETS Community Conference for 2007. 3/10/2007
Orion VII HEV 6006-3 6006 seen on charter during the ETS Community Conference for 2007. 3/10/2007
Orion VII HEV 6006-4 6006 seen on 87th Avenue on charter during the Earth Day 2007. 4/22/2007
Orion VII HEV 6006-5 6006 seen on Groat Road on charter during the Earth Day 2007. 4/22/2007
Orion VII HEV 6006-6 6006 seen on Groat Road on charter during the Earth Day 2007. 4/22/2007
Orion VII HEV 6006-7 6006 seen departing University Transit Centre working Route 106 Lessard via West Edmonton Mall. 5/08/2007
Orion VII HEV 6006-8 6006 seen southbond on 112th St. at 87th Ave. working Route 106 Lessard via West Edmonton Mall. 5/10/2007
Orion VII HEV 6006-9 6006 in downtown Edmonton working Route 8 Abbottsfield. 2/18/2009
Orion VII HEV 6006-10 6006 at Millgate Transit Centre working Route 33 Meadows. 11/10/2011
Orion VII HEV 6006-11 6006 at Millgate Transit Centre working Route 33 Meadows. 11/10/2011
Orion VII HEV 6006 Rear 6006 seen at Londonderry Save On Foods location for the "Stuff-A-Bus" campaign. Photo By Ashton Wong. 11/27/2006
Orion VII HEV 6006 Rear 2 6006 seen on 87th Avenue on charter during the Earth Day 2007. 4/22/2007
Orion VII HEV 6006 Rear 3 6006 seen on Groat Road on charter during the Earth Day 2007. 4/22/2007
Orion VII HEV 6006 Rear 4 6006 at Millgate Transit Centre working Route 33 Meadows. 11/10/2011
Orion VII HEV 6006 Rear 5 6006 at Millgate Transit Centre working Route 33 Meadows. 11/10/2011
Orion VII HEV 6006 Interior 6006 seen on charter during the ETS Community Conference for 2007. 3/10/2007
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