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#NREL report on Foothill Transit electric bus demo: Proterra fuel economy >8x higher than CNG on same line

#NREL report on Foothill Transit electric bus demo: Proterra fuel economy >8x higher than CNG on same line

NREL report on electric bus demo at Foothill Transit finds Proterra fuel economy >8x higher than CNG on same line 8 July 2017 A team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the second report summarizing the results of the battery-electric bus (BEB) demonstration underway at Foothill Transit in California. This latest report provides data and analysis on 12 Proterra BEBs and eight CNG baseline buses from August 2015 through December 2016. Among the findings are that the BEBs had an overall average efficiency of 2.17 kWh per mile—17.35 miles per diesel gallon equivalent (mpdge). The CNG buses had an average fuel economy of 3.89 mpgge, equating to 4.34 mpdge. However, because Foothill Transit operates its BEB and CNG bus fleets differently, the efficiency results presented are not an apples-to-apples comparison. Using data from two days of CNG bus op...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/07/20170709-nrel.html

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