Bus Industries of America

Orion Bus Industries

Orion Bus Industries, previously Ontario Bus Industries in Canada and Bus Industries of America in the United States is a Mississauga, Ontario, Canada-based bus manufacturer established by the government of Ontario in 1975. Privatized in 1993, Orion was acquired by DaimlerChrysler (now Daimler AG) in July 2000, and is now, along with Setra in the United States and the Sprinter minibus line, part of the Daimler Buses North America group.

Models

Current

Model Length & Width Photo Introduced Fuel and propulsion type
Orion V
(High floor)
x ,
x ,
x , or
x

1989 Compressed natural gas, diesel
Orion VII
Next Generation
x ,
x , or
x
2007 Bio-diesel, Compressed natural gas, diesel, diesel-electric hybrid

Discontinued

Model Length Width Photo Produced Fuel and propulsion types
Orion I 31, 35, 37, and 40 feet
(9.449, 10.668, 11.278, and
12.192 meters)
96 inches
(2.438 meters)

1979-1993 Diesel, Compressed natural gas
Orion II 21.92 and 25.92 feet
(6.680 and 7.899 meters)

1983-2003
Orion III 60 feet
(18.288 meters)
102 inches
(2.591 meters)
1985-1989 Diesel
Orion IV

  • Tractor: 37.5 feet
    (11.430 meters)
  • Trailer: 35.5 feet
    (10.820 meters)

98.75 inches
(2.501 meters)
Liquefied petroleum gas
Orion VI 40 foot
(12.192 meters)
102 inches
(2.591 meters)
1995-2004 Diesel, Compressed natural gas, Diesel-Electric
Orion VII 40, 35, and 32 feet
(12.192, 10.668, and 9.144 meters)

2001-2007

References

External links

Hybrid buses

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