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Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) to test two hybrid buses in actual service

Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) to test two hybrid buses in actual service | Finland | Scoop.it
 Helsinki commuters will get their first chance to ride on new hybrid buses on New Year’s Day.
Two new hybrid buses will be tested on the bus line 24 from Erottaja to Seurasaari, because the line in question represents typical jerky stop-start downtown travel, explains Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) transport services director Reijo Mäkinen.
The use of a hybrid bus reduces particle and nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 30-40 per cent compared with a diesel bus. At the same time the fuel consumption is reduced by about a third.
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New hybrid plant machinery cuts fuel consumption in half | ZDNet

New hybrid plant machinery cuts fuel consumption in half | ZDNet | Finland | Scoop.it
Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have found a way to cut the amount of fuel consumed by non-road mobile machinery by half.
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