Nova Bus innovates with transit bus ready for 2010 environmental norm compliance

    SAINT-EUSTACHE, QC, May 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Nova Bus is very proud to
present a city bus that is ready to comply with the 2010 environmental
standards and that can operate with new-generation green propulsion systems.
The vehicle, from the Nova LFS product line, has been extensively reviewed and
developed over the course of recent years and constitutes a major breakthrough
for Nova Bus and its clients.
    In addition to the many improvements with regards to interior styling,
passenger flow, rear design, maintainability, access to components, and
durability, the bus has been especially designed to operate with the new clean
diesel or hybrid propulsion systems that meet EPA 2010 emissions standards.
Starting in early 2010, these ultra-low-emission drive systems will be part of
all new vehicles manufactured by Nova Bus.
    The bus has been developed not only to improve and increase user
benefits, but also in anticipation of new 2010 regulations. The latter require
nearly zero emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particles-constituting a
96% reduction compared to 1994. The bus will thus produce 20 times less
nitrogen oxide emissions than a 1998 model.
    "We are all very proud to introduce to the market at this time a vehicle
that is optimized with multiple advantages and that is ready to fully comply
with the most demanding environmental standards," declared Gilles Dion,
president and CEO of Nova Bus.
    Nova Bus will deliver nearly 700 such vehicles by the end of 2009 to its
Canadian clients and almost 140 diesel-electric hybrid buses to Vancouver in
anticipation of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

    About Nova Bus

    Nova Bus develops products adapted to the specific needs of its clients
and public transit users. The manufacturing company relies on a team of
experts whose main objective is to satisfy the demands of its partners with
regard to the environment, safety, quality, and performance. Today, Nova Bus
employs more than 900 people and pursues its growth in North America.
    Nova Bus is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Volvo Bus Corporation, the
world's second largest motorcoach and transit bus manufacturing group. Nova
Bus is a leading North American provider of sustainable transit solutions,
including environmentally-friendly buses, high-capacity vehicles and
integrated intelligent transportation systems. The company operates 3 plants:
two in Canada and one in the United States.

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For further information:

For further information: Caroline Couillard, Morin Public Relations,
(514) 289-8688, ext. 233, Cell.: (514) 755-5729; Source: Nadine Bernard, Nova

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