The late, great "Body by Fisher" tag is about to begin showing up again, though on totally new and different vehicles than ever before. While the company had previously been a division of
and created every single body for the automaker, it's now focusing on a new and radically different kind of
bus. The Michigan-based company has invented a new stainless steel unibody platform which greatly reduces overall vehicle weight. When combined with a series hybrid drive system using a
engine and regenerative
to charge the
, a 300% fuel savings can be realized, according to the company. Fisher Coachworks LLC is led by President and CEO Gregory Fisher, a grandson of one of Fisher Body's foundering members.
Considering the fact that
latest 2-Mode hybrid system was originally developed by Allison for bus use, Fisher's intentions to market its technology in the future for other
and even passenger cars seems distinctly possible.