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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  • Publication Date: 2000


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 109 p.
  • Serial:
    • TCRP Report
    • Issue Number: 59
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 1073-4872

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  • Accession Number: 00794724
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309066514
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project C-10B FY'96
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2000 12:00AM