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ADVANCED TRANSIT VEHICLE CONSORTIUM Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

One Santa Fe Ave.,MS 63-4-1, LosAngeles,CA 90012

JUNE 2,2015

SUBJECT: CONVERTSIX(6)HYBRIDBUSESTOSUPERLOWEMISSION (BLEB)TRANSIT BUSES

ACTION: APPROVE CONTRACT AWARD TO BYD MOTORS,INC.FOR CONVERSION OF SIX(6)HYBRID BUSES TO BLEB TRANSIT BUSES

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Award ContractNo.OP33203278,toBYD Motors,Inc.(BYD),LosAngeles,CA,for theconversion ofsix(6)Metro hybrid busestoBLEB/ZEB standardsfora firmfixed

price contract value of $4,044,232.51, including tax and delivery.

2. AuthorizeATVCstafftonegotiateandexecutewithBYDfuturecontract modificationstoContractNo.OP33203278foran amount nottoexceed $404,000

(10%)ofthetotalcontractvalue. ISSUE:

InJune2013,theMetroBoarddirectedANC stafftoinitiateanewRFPforthe conversionofsixexistingMetrogasolineelectrichybridbusestoSuperLow Emission Bus standards.

ANC's award approvalofContractOP33203278 willallowstafftoauthorizeBYD to proceed with the work to modify the vehicle fuel and propulsion systems and other key sub-systemsforsix(6)Metro hybrid busesand tolower NOx emission levelsby75% -

90% intheretrofittedconfiguration. DISCUSSION

ANC purchasedsixgasolineelectrichybridbusesin2008suppliedbyNABI,Inc. These buses used a gasoline electric hybrid propulsion system provided by the former ISE Inc.,ofPoway,CA.ISE wentbankruptand discontinuedalloperationsin2010,and ATVC and Metrohavebeen unabletosupportdailyoperationofthesehybridvehicles sincethattime.ATVC staffconsidered variouspotentialtechnologiescurrentlyinthe

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