ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Siemens is proud to announce that it has donated a 14-passenger hybrid bus to the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Metro Atlanta. The donation will enable the nature center to further its mission of environmental education within the community.
“We are delighted to support the Chattahoochee Nature Center to reach it goals to strengthen the environmental stewardship within the community,” said Thomas Orberger, Siemens business manager for hybrid drives in North America. “Siemens Hybrid Drives solutions for trucks and busses are an integral part to provide sustainable and environmentally responsible transportation solution for today’s customers. When the opportunity came up to support the Chattahoochee center we did not hesitate to assist.”
The Azure Dynamics Gasoline hybrid -electric bus features Siemens ELFA technology, which drives the vehicle and transfers the vehicle’s braking energy back into the battery through the hybrid electric power train, reducing emissions, fuel costs and maintenance costs. This powertrain technology will help the nature center reduce its carbon emission footprint , noise pollution and fuel costs.
“We are grateful to Siemens for their generosity and partnership,” said Chris Nelson, executive director of Chattahoochee Nature Center.
These benefits are increasingly important as global and local demands are made on corporations, organizations and governments to implement emission initiatives and comply with noise reduction ordinances — while operating more profitably.
In October 2014, Siemens donated an all-electric van to Lambert High School in Forsyth County.
The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a private non-profit 127-acre; award-winning interpretive center serving Metro Atlanta, located on the Chattahoochee River in Roswell that is dedicated to environmental education. Visitors particularly enjoy the Gold level LEED certified Discovery Center Museum and Nature Exchange with hands on exhibits that tell the river’s story. Visitors are invited to hike the woodland trails, meander through beautiful butterfly and native plant gardens or explore the river boardwalk, while viewing rehabilitated native animals. A documentary film ‘Re-Imagine the Chattahoochee’, shown daily in the theater, orients visitors.
Siemens Process Industries and Drives helps its customers increase productivity, safety, reliability, efficiency and time-to-market for plants and processes with innovative, integrated technology across the entire lifecycle.
For further information on Process Industries and Drives, please see http://www.siemens.com/about/en/businesses/process-industries-and-drives.htm.
For further information on ELFA technology, please see http://www.industry.siemens.com/topics/global/en/electric-vehicle/components-commercial-vehicles/pages/hybrid-drives.aspx
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is one of the world's largest providers of environmental technologies. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled €74.4 billion and income from continuing operations €4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at: http://www.siemens.com.