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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Rolls Out New Hybrid Buses by Gillig that Power 12 and 24 Volt Loads Using Vanner Hybrid Beltless Alternator (HBA) Technology The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) offers new, hybrid buses with luxury features and free Wi-Fi for express travel through the Silicon Valley. Passengers can now work […]

Vanner announces that Ohio State University’s two new GILLIG hybrid-electric buses are equipped with Vanner Hybrid Beltless AlternatorsTM (HBAsTM). Two buses were purchased as part of OSU’s Scarlet, Gray and Green program for Campus Area Bus Service (CABS). These buses were manufactured and delivered to OSU by GILLIG LLC in Hayward, CA. The buses use the […]

By Chris Collett The strong trend toward vehicle electrification, whether for a hybrid, full electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, is smart if it takes advantage of energy efficiencies. Hybrid benefits that help justify the investment include improvements in operational cost, reduced noise and conservation of resources. Vanner Inc., Hilliard OH, has partnered with a […]

Gillig LLC, one of the nation’s largest transit bus manufacturers, now offers the Vanner Hybrid Beltless Alternator (HBA®) as standard equipment on their hybrid buses. The Vanner HBA® replaces the alternator and the associated pulleys and belts. “We have thoroughly tested the Vanner HBA® and have had excellent customer acceptance,” said Sam Enochian, Director of […]

Chris Collet, a leading contributor in the transit hybrid market, assumes the role of Vice President, Bus and Hybrid Markets, for Vanner after a long career with Allison Transmission and General Motors. Collet was Product Sales Manager for the Allison Electric Drives, heavy duty hybrids, for eleven years. Over that period, he was a major […]

Death Valley climate testing, sign reads avoid over-heating, turn off a/c, next 20 miles

After completing validation for their new Hybrid Beltless Alternator (HBA™) in August 2010, Vanner exceeded industry requirements and put their new product through intense climate testing–taking the heat in Death Valley.  The testing was important to both Vanner and Allison as the Vanner HBA™ is the critical component in Allison’s H40/50 EP “Smart Electrification” program. […]

TechColumbus recently announced Vanner as one of the semi-finalists in the Green Category for the TechColumbus Innovation Awards for their Hybrid Beltless Alternator (HBA™) used on hybrid transit buses. The annual Innovation Awards, presented by TechColumbus, acknowledges achievements in technology leadership and innovation of exceptional individuals, technology teams and companies. Twelve outstanding leaders and teams […]

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Article published in Mass Transit magazine … The Logic for Hybrid-powered Buses The logic behind the big push for hybrid-powered transit buses is simple. Hybrid technology increases fuel economy and lowers exhaust emissions. Even a one or two mpg improvement in fuel consumption for a large fleet of transit buses can translate into millions of […]

Vanner, Inc., in a partnership with GM-Allison Hybrid, is launching the HBA™ on production buses designed with the Allison EP Hybrid System. Chris Collet, product sales manager, GM-Allison Hybrid said, Allison began working with Vanner in 2005 on smart ways to electrify vehicles electrical systems with the GM-Allison EP Hybrid System. Vanner and GM-Allison Hybrid […]

The new Vanner Hybrid Beltless Alternator (HBA™) is proven to provide more than 25% efficiency improvements over traditional alternators by using solid-state DC Converter technology. At least 25% lighter than conventional alternators, the Vanner HBA™ improves fuel economy and reduces exhaust emissions, saving users hundreds of gallons of fuel and the associated exhaust emissions over […]

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