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Con Edison of New York Orders Three E450 Hybrids from Azure Dynamics

Con Edison of New York has placed an initial order with Azure Dynamics for three Balance Hybrid Electric vehicles, based on the Ford E450 chassis.

The Azure Balance Hybrid Electric system specified by Con Edison has attributes such as engine-off at idle and at below 20 miles per hour, while electronically supporting key ancillary functions like air conditioning, power steering and braking.

The powertrain, with a Ford 5.4L engine, can improve fuel economy by up to 40%, while reducing carbon emission by up to 30% in city conditions. The powertrain also offers a significant reduction in maintenance costs including up to 75% reduction in brake maintenance versus conventionally equipped competitors.

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