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diesel-electric

a locomotive fitted with a diesel engine driving an electric generator that feeds electric traction motors
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PROBLEM: Costly modifications are proposed to the diesel-electric engines which power Quaylink buses
The innovative new buses can be powered by hybrid diesel-electric engines that provide significant improvement in fuel efficiency.
General Motors Corporation (GM) (NYSE: GM), a United States-based automaker, is developing a range of diesel-electric engines.