Enabling the Next Generation of Super Hybrid Transit Bus

Principal Investigator(s):

David Kittelson, Professor, Mechanical Engineering


Project summary:

This research will focus on three buses: two series hybrids and one standard diesel bus. The research team has met three times with Metro Transit staff in an effort to jumpstart the project and has begun discussions with BAE, Cummins, and New Flyer on data acquisition and other items of mutual interest. A second proposal of a similar nature but with a smaller budget has been submitted to the Transportation Research Board IDEA program. If that project is funded, the researchers will seek to revise the IREE proposal to optimize the research within the two projects.

Project details:

  • Project number: 2013063
  • Start date: 01/2013
  • Project status: Completed
  • Research area: Environment and Energy
  • Topics: Environment, Transit planning