Title

Hybrid-Electric Transit Buses: Status, Issues, and Benefits

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2000

Subject Area

infrastructure - vehicle, economics - benefits, mode - bus, mode - bike

Keywords

Benefits, Deployment, Electric buses, Exhaust gases, Fuel conservation, Fuel consumption, Hybrid vehicles, Life cycle costing, Transit buses

Abstract

This report presents an up-to-date description of emerging hybrid-electric drive technology for transit buses in the United States. The technology and its status, benefits, life-cycle costs, and deployment issues are discussed. The report is intended to provide transit agencies with information to compare the emissions and fuel economy expected from hybrid-electric transit buses with those expected from clean diesel or alternatively fueled buses. The report will be of interest to transit managers, bus manufacturers, operations and maintenance professionals, energy specialists, and others concerned about the deployment of or conversion to hybrid-electric vehicle technology.

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Permission to link to report given by TRB.

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