Battery Electric Buses—State of the Practice

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mode - bus, literature review - literature review, economics - capital costs, technology - alternative fuels, technology - emissions, infrastructure - vehicle, infrastructure - maintainance, planning - surveys, place - north america


Battery electric buses (BEBs), infrastructure installation, planning


TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 130: Battery Electric Buses—State of the Practice documents current practices of transit systems in the planning, procurement, infrastructure installation, operation, and maintenance of battery electric buses (BEBs). The synthesis is intended for transit agencies that are interested in understanding the potential benefits and challenges associated with the introduction and operation of battery electric buses. The synthesis will also be valuable to manufacturers trying to better meet the needs of their customers and to federal, state, and local funding agencies and policy makers.


Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Transportation Research Board, Washington, copyright remains with them.