In-Use Fuel Economy and Emission Benefits of Hybrid-Electric School Buses in Iowa
Hybrid-electric school bus in Sigourney, Iowa
Co-principal investigator: Robert Sperry
Other authors: Abishek Mudgal
Student researcher: Abhisek Mudgal, 515-296-6686, firstname.lastname@example.org
Start date: 07/01/06
End date: 06/30/10
Report: August 2010, http://www.intrans.iastate.edu/reports/Hallmark_hybridbus_report.pdf 2.24 mb (*pdf)
- In-Use Fuel Economy and Emission Benefits of Hybrid-Electric School Buses in Iowa 766 kb *pdf (Tech transfer summary) August 2010
- Demonstrating the feasibility of hybrid electric school buses (CTRE en Route) August 2006
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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.