Foothill Transit Agency Battery Electric Bus Progress Report

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mode - bus, place - north america, technology - alternative fuels, economics - operating costs, infrastructure - maintainance, infrastructure - fleet management


Electric bus, operating cost, maintenance


This report summarizes results of a battery electric bus (BEB) evaluation at Foothill Transit, located in the San Gabriel Valley area of Los Angeles. Foothill Transit is collaborating with the California Air Resources Board and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to evaluate the buses in revenue service. The focus of this evaluation is to compare the performance and the operating costs of the BEBs to that of conventional technology buses and to track progress over time. Previous reports documented results from April 2014 through December 2017.1,2,3 This report extends the data analysis through June 2018. NREL plans to publish progress reports on the Foothill Transit fleet every six months through 2020.


Permission to link to this report has been given by National Renewable Energy Laboratory, copyright remains with them. This report is available at no cost from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at www.nrel.gov/publications.