Orion International

Orion International
Orion International
Type Subsidiary
Industry Bus building
Founded 1975
Headquarters 350 Hazelhurst Road, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5J 4T8
Area served Canada, United States
Key people Andreas Strecker (CEO)
Products Transit buses
Owner(s) Daimler AG
Employees 1,400 (US and Canada)
Website www.orionbus.com

Orion International, previously Orion Bus Industries and Ontario Bus Industries in Canada and Bus Industries of America in the United States, is a bus manufacturer based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and established by the Government of Ontario in 1975. Privatized in 1993, Orion was acquired by Daimler Chrysler (now Daimler AG) in July 2000, and is now part of the group Daimler Buses North America.

Contents

Current product

Orion VII third generation
King County Metro Orion VII 7012.jpg
Manufacturer Orion International
Production 2010-present
Assembly Mississauga, Ontario
Oriskany, New York
Predecessor Orion VII Next Generation
Class Transit bus
Layout T-Drive or series hybrid
Engine Cummins ISB, ISL, or ISL G
Transmission Allison B400R, ZF 6AP1200B, or Voith D864.5
Wheelbase 190 in (4.83 m), 226 in (5.74 m), or 286 in (7.26 m)
Length 32.5 ft (9.91 m), 35 ft (10.67 m), or 40.5 ft (12.34 m)
Width 102 in (2.59 m)
Height 127 in (3.23 m) (diesel)
132 in (3.35 m) (diesel electric hybrid)
135 in (3.43 m) (CNG)

The current product from Orion International is the Orion VII third generation semi-low-floor bus. Introduced in 2007 as the Next Generation model to replace an earlier generation of the Orion VII produced from 2001–2007, and as the replacement for the Orion V after 2009,[1][2] this model, produced as a 102 in (2.59 m)-wide bus, is available as a 40.5 ft (12.34 m), 35 ft (10.67 m), or 32.5 ft (9.91 m) bus. Fuel options include biodiesel, CNG, or diesel. There is also a diesel-electric hybrid, available with a lithium-ion battery. For non-CNG units, the air-conditioning is on the roof.[citation needed] Starting in late 2010, framed windows became an option on Orion VII Next Generation and third generation buses; an example of such a bus is shown in the table below.

Previous products

Orion has manufactured a number of different models of buses over its 30+ year existence. A list of models is given below; each increasing number is the next generation model.

Discontinued products

Model Length & Width Picture Produced Fuel type
Orion I 31 ft (9.45 m) • 96 in (2.44 m),
35 ft (10.67 m) • 96 in (2.44 m),
37 ft (11.28 m) • 96 in (2.44 m),
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m)
DASH Orion I.jpg
West Vancouver Blue Bus 922 clip.jpg
1977–1993
Orion II 21.92 ft (6.68 m) • 96 in (2.44 m),
25.92 ft (7.90 m) • 96 in (2.44 m)[citation needed]
EMTA Orion II 0082.jpg
WMATA Orion II.jpg
1983–2003[citation needed]
Orion III (bodies made by Ikarus Bus to form the Ikarus 286 model) 60 ft (18.29 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) 1984–1989
Orion IV
  • Tractor: 37.5 ft (11.43 m) • 98.75 in (2.51 m)
  • Trailer: 35.5 ft (10.82 m) • 98.75 in (2.51 m)[citation needed]
NPC Peoplemover.jpg 1985–1989[citation needed]
Orion V 32 ft (9.75 m) • 96 in (2.44 m),
35 ft (10.67 m) • 96 in (2.44 m),
35 ft (10.67 m) • 102 in (2.59 m),
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m),
40 ft (12.19 m) • 102 in (2.59 m)
MTA New York City Bus Orion V CNG 9831.jpg
Translink-R9250.jpg
1989–2009
Orion VI 40 ft (12.19 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) Los Angeles MTA 11033a.jpg
NYCT Orion VI 6359 Front.jpg
1995–2004
Orion VII
(First Generation)
32.5 ft (9.91 m) • 102 in (2.59 m),
35 ft (10.67 m) • 102 in (2.59 m),
40.5 ft (12.34 m) • 102 in (2.59 m)
Decatur 023.jpg
SF Muni Orion VII.jpg
2001–2007
Orion VII
(Next Generation)
32.5 ft (9.91 m) • 102 in (2.59 m),
35 ft (10.67 m) • 102 in (2.59 m),
40.5 ft (12.34 m) • 102 in (2.59 m)
MTA Long Island Bus Orion VII Next Generation (2010).jpg
TTC Orion VII NG.JPG
2007–2011

Assembly plants

References

External links

Hybrid buses


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