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GLRPPR Sector Resource: New York City Transit Hybrid and CNG Transit Buses: Interim Evaluation Results

Title:
New York City Transit Hybrid and CNG Transit Buses: Interim Evaluation Results

Abstract:
This report focuses on compressed natural gas (CNG) and diesel hybrid electric bus propulsion systems in New York City Transit buses. Both of these propulsion systems are alternatives to standard diesel buses and allow for reductions in petroleum use and emissions (usually focused on reductions of particulate matter and oxides of nitrogen). CNG propulsion is an alternative to diesel fuel use, and diesel hybrid propulsion allows for increased fuel economy, which, in turn, is a reduction in petroleum use. This report describes the evaluation results for Orion VII low floor buses at NYCT with CNG propulsion (Detroit Diesel Corporation Series 50G CNG) and hybrid propulsion (BAE Systems HybriDrive® propulsion system). These interim results represent eight out of a planned 12-month evaluation of these two groups of buses. (PDF Format; Length: 64 pages)

URL:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/pdfs/38843.pdf

Source:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
January 2, 2006

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