Markham's Clean Air Hybrid Bus by FIBA Canning Inc.: winner of the 1998 Ministry of the  Environment Award in Excellence: New Technology Development

It can run on either CNG or LNG and uses the Cumulo Regenerative Brake Energy System. It in turn provides us with an equivalent 9 miles per imperial gallon in dense traffic.

  • Tare weight: 21,400 pounds
  • 400 mile range


In Service and Collecting fares since 1996, it:

  • Reduces energy consumption utilizing BTU measurement of at least 50%.
  • Reduces lubricants and filters by at least 90%.
  • Virtually eliminates toxic emissions to the ambient environment.
  • Virtually eliminates carcinogenic Particulate Matter emissions.

  • Reduces brake system wear by at least 80%.
  • Reduces engine wear by at least 75%.
  • The first bus in the world (to our knowledge) to use a natural gas powered Webasto engine/ cabin heater rather than a conventional oil powered one, helping to reduce deadly Particulate Matter emissions to an undetectable level.
  • Reduces PM emissions due to tire wear by at least 20%.
  • Reduces the cost of energy (in Ontario) by 70% relative to diesel fuel.
  • Reduces CO2 damage to the environment by 65%

  • Uses Wide Base tires on its rear axles for enhanced mileage and safety.



This vehicle was made possible with the support of: Natural Resources Canada