On September 9, 1994, the Department of Transportation announced that a grant for $4.007 million had been awarded to DUETS, a New Mexico Consortium. The grant will be used to develop and test a clean-fueled electric-hybrid drive system with high-efficiency wheel motors and advanced electronic controls for future transit buses. DUETS subsystem technologies use design criteria originating in defense applications and suitable for expansion into other heavy-duty vehicle applications and suitable for expansion into other heavy-duty vehicle applications both military and commercial. The technologies will develop ultra-low emission mass transit vehicles which are compatible with the Intelligent Transit System, and will reduce damage to roadbeds by 10-20% by use of an advanced vehicle suspension system, resulting in reduced operating costs. These DUETS subsystem developments will satisfy the mandates of federal and state clean air legislation. DUETS concentrates on three key systems (electric hybrid drivetrain, active suspension, and systems control) thereby freeing other programs, such as DOT's fuel cell programs and ATTB, to develop other aspects of the overall design.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Transit Administration

    Office of Technical Assistance and Safety, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1995-5


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  • Accession Number: 00711342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Brief 2
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1995 12:00AM