Electric Transit Vehicle Institute

The U.S. Department of Transportation, through FTA, has a significant interest in the advancement of electric and hybrid electric vehicle technology in transit applications. Ongoing efforts within FTA to advance fuel cells, alternative fuels and electric technology provide the foundation for moving towards a cleaner and more efficient way of transporting the transit riding public. One of the main challenges within FTA is to harness and transfer these results to industry more effectively. This project supports federal efforts to encourage technology transfer, technical assistance, and increased communication and dissemination of information on electric and hybrid electric vehicles. The goals of this electric transit vehicle project are: 1) to improve the understanding of, interest in, and use of electric and hybrid electric buses through the implementation of a coordinated information and communications dissemination program; 2) to provide professional and technical assistance to Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority in deployment of electric vehicles and, 3) to develop a series of testing protocols for electric and hybrid electric buses.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $500000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Belanger, Marcel

  • Performing Organizations:

    Electric Transit Vehicle Institute

    1617-B Wilcox Boulevard
    Chattanooga, TN  United States  37406-0140
  • Principal Investigators:


  • Start Date: 20010200
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20021200
  • Source Data: RiP Project 5825

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01459488
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: FTA-TN-26-7002
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:04PM