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In-Use Fuel Economy and Emission Benefits of Hybrid-Electric School Buses in Iowa

Hybrid-electric school bus in Sigourney, Iowa

Hybrid-electric school bus in Sigourney, Iowa

Researcher(s)

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Project status

Completed

Start date: 07/01/06
End date: 06/30/10

Publications

Report: In-Use Fuel Economy and Emission Benefits of Hybrid-Electric School Buses in Iowa (2.24 mb pdf) August 2010

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Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s): Iowa Energy Center

About the research

Abstract: This report summarizes the evaluation results of an in-use fuel economy evaluation for two plug-in hybrid school buses deployed in two different school districts in Iowa. Each school district selected a control bus that runs a route similar to that of the hybrid bus. Odometer readings, fuel consumption, and maintenance needs were recorded for each bus. The buses were deployed in 2008.