Eaton Delivers 30 Hybrid Power Systems for City Buses in Taiwan; More Than 1,000 Now Operating in Asia-Pacific Region


TAIPEI, Taiwan ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the delivery of 30 hybrid-powered city buses in Taipei, Taiwan, together with Master Transportation Bus Manufacturing Ltd. and Capital Bus Group. The buses will operate in normal passenger transit duty in Taipei and are expected to generate fuel savings of 25 to 30 percent along with similar reductions in particulate and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. With this latest delivery, Eaton has now placed more than 1,000 hybrid power systems into service in city passenger buses throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Of the 30 hybrid buses being placed into service, 15 will operate in the Taipei County bus fleet and 15 in the Taipei City fleet, both managed by the Capital Bus Group. Another 45 Eaton hybrid-powered buses will be delivered in April 2010. Master Transportation Bus Manufacturing is the bus builder.

"Capital Bus is proud to lead the effort toward bringing clean public transportation to the people of Taipei," said Po-Wen Lee, chairman of Capital Bus, at a ceremony held today in Taipei to celebrate the delivery of the new hybrid-powered bus fleet. "We have worked hand in hand with our bus builder Sincere International Mass Transportation Vehicle and with Eaton Corporation to introduce hybrid power technology to Taipei City and Taipei County. It is our intention to expand the use of hybrid power in our bus fleet to take the greatest possible advantage of this reliable, clean and efficient energy source."

"The Asia Pacific region is leading the world in rapid adoption of clean power technologies," said David Bennett, Eaton's Vehicle Group president for the Asia Pacific region. "Eaton is proud to play a part in those efforts with sustainable technologies like our hybrid power systems in Taipei's bus fleet."

Today's ceremony followed the initial delivery of two Eaton hybrid-powered transit buses in September 2009, with plans for a total of 75 hybrid buses to be placed into service in early 2010.

Eaton is the only manufacturer to offer a full range of cost effective, reliable, and efficient hybrid systems for truck and bus applications, accumulating nearly 30 million miles in road-tested service around the world.

Eaton's Vehicle Group is a global technology leader that supplies the light, medium, heavy duty and off-highway vehicle industries with innovative solutions and systems that help our customers to create vehicles that run cleaner, more efficiently and overall perform better. Eaton's Vehicle Group has operations on five continents that are organized to provide its customers with localized manufacturing and engineering services and support.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

Jim Parks
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