EMISSIONS AND FUEL ECONOMY TESTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA HYBRID BUS
Several years ago the University of Florida began studies of hybrid vehicles under the sponsorship of the State of Florida Department of Transportation. Initially they designed and built a small gasoline-electric hybrid automobile. The program was later expanded to the design and construction of a hybrid diesel-electric bus with funding provided by UMTA for the demonstration phase of the project. Extensive testing of the bus was conducted over the last two years. The vehicle was also placed in service in Gainesville for a considerable part of this time. In January, 1977, UMTA asked EPA to conduct emission and fuel economy tests of the hybrid bus.
Environmental Protection AgencyTechnology Assessment and Evaluation Branch
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48105
- Publication Date: 1977-12
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; Demonstration projects; Diesel engines; Electric automobiles; Electric buses; Exhaust gases; Fuel consumption; Hybrid vehicles; Performance evaluations; Performance tests; Spark ignition engines; Vehicle performance
- Old TRIS Terms: Demonstration
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00326857
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-AA-TAEB-77-10 Tech Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM