Energy Storage Compendium: Batteries for Electric and Heavy-Duty Hybrid Vehicles

March 2010

The transit industry continues to move towards a greater degree of electrification as petroleum prices increase the drive for greater vehicle efficiencies and communities continue to look for better ways to reduce harmful criteria and greenhouse gas emissions. Electric drive technologies offer a pathway to reducing the energy consumption of transit operations and to significantly reduce vehicle emissions and transit offers an ideal platform for the validation and early adoption of advanced vehicle electric drive technologies. The commercial sector is also experiencing an increase in hybrid and all-electric trucks. To support the development and penetration of electric drive technologies buses and heavy duty trucks will rely greatly on incorporation of advanced energy storage solutions into the new drivelines.

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