2021 Electric Truck & Bus Update, Part 2: Buses
- Aug 31, 2021 3:02 pm GMT
This is Part 2 and focuses on buses. Battery-electric buses are being deployed more rapidly that medium and heavy battery-electric trucks, mainly because of federal and state incentives.
The other major consideration, especially for electric utility professionals, is that battery-electric buses take a huge amount of energy to charge them. Also many of these vehicles will perform depot recharging en masse. This will be mostly overnight in transit depots. These facilities are currently not prepared for the massive load increase as their vehicles transition to electric operation.
Section 2 of this report will describe all major manufacturers of buses, their offerings and any new developments by those firms. Section 3 will describe how fleet managers can evaluate and remedy the overload risk described above.
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