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

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

07/01/06

END DATE

06/30/10

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE
SPONSORS

Iowa Energy Center

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Shauna Hallmark

Director, InTrans

Co-Principal Investigator
Robert Sperry

Local Roads Safety Liaison

Student Researcher(s)
Abhisek Mudgal

About the research

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.

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