Advisory Committee Member Inquiry/Motion Form
Demande de renseignements d’un membre des Comités consultatifs/Formulaire de motion
Vice Chair, Pedestrian and Transit Advisory Committee
18 March 2011
PTAC – 03-17
Chris Gillcash, Coordinator, Strategic Support, Transit Services Department
cc: Richard Eade, Vice Chair, Pedestrian and Transit Committee
Michael Ircha, Chair, Pedestrian and Transit Committee
Nancy Schepers, DCM, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability
Inquiry No. PTAC 03-17 – Fuel Economy and Maintenance Costs
Inquiry/Demande de renseignements :
From the Pedestrian and Transit Advisory Committee meeting of 17 March 2011:
At the PTAC meeting of March 17, 2011, Member Eade submitted the following written inquiry:
1. What are the fuel economy numbers (MPG, or Km/L or L/100Km, not per passenger) for each vehicle type in the OC Transpo fleet (D60LFR, D60LF-Cummins engine, D60LF-Debroit Diesel engine, Invero D40i, ADE500, Orion VII, Orion VI, Nova LFS, and the O-Train)?
2. With the possibility of significant differences due to route types in fuel economy, what are the fuel economy numbers for the Orion VII for the various types of routes (Local, Express, Main-line, and Transityway)?
3. With respect to fleet availability, what percentages of buses of a particular type or O-Train are generally available for revenue service?
4. Have the Orion VII Hybrid buses proven to have lower maintenance costs than others buses? And by how much?
1. Current Fleet
Articulated buses 2007 EPA engines – 3.13 mpg
New articulated buses 2010 EPA engines – 3.54 mpg
Invero - 4.07 mpg
Orion VII Hybrid – 4.47 mpg
Double Deck – 3.5 mpg
Orion VI – no fuel economy data available
Detroit Diesel Artics 2.54 mpg – no longer in the fleet
Orion V – no fuel economy data available
Nova LFS – no fuel economy available
2. The fuel data is cumulative in the engine Electronic Control Module (ECM) – collecting fuel data for individual trips is not feasible.
4. The maintenance of the hybrid bus is identical to a conventional bus with the exception of the hybrid drive which is still covered by warranty. Once the warranty expires the hybrid drive adds substantially to the overall maintenance costs of the bus.