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60057-1 Report Abstract

Electric Bus Operations: A Feasibility Study

Thomas Michael Fowler, Mark A. Euritt and C. Michael Walton, University of Texas at Austin, May 1995, 74 pp.

This study determines the technical and economic feasibility of electric bus operations. A review of electric vehicle technology with an emphasis on battery-powered electric vehicles is performed, and the availability and use of electric buses are identified. A methodology is presented for selection of bus routes most suitable for electric bus operations using the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority as a case study. Costs and benefits of electric bus operations are identified an compared to the costs and benefits of compressed natural gas and diesel bus operations. Finally, recommendations are made regarding the feasibility of electric bus operations.

Keywords: Battery-Powered Bus, Electric Bus, Electric Vehicle, Alternative Fueled Vehicle, Bus Transit, Zero Emission Vehicle, Alternative Transportation Fuels

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