Orion - Electric Bus Manufacturer.
Innovation has always been part of Orion’s everyday business. One of the milestones of public transportation was the introduction of the low floor Orion II bus in 1983. This bold concept was the forerunner of today’s low floor models and was clearly on the leading edge of transit innovation. Further innovative concepts have followed, winning the company numerous accolades for exceptional design. New ideas and solutions ensure more space and comfort for passengers and more economy and efficiency for operators. One of the key areas in which Orion's lead is clear is in the development of alternative engine concepts. Orion paved the way to widespread use of CNG-fueled buses, and today there are thousands of CNG-powered Orions serving cities across Canada and the United States. Orion began development of hybrid electric low floor buses in the early 1990’s. Orion’s leadership in this important field remains strong. This modern development offers customers improved fuel economy while dramatically lowering tailpipe emissions, benefiting operators, passengers, and the citizens of the cities that deploy these clean buses.