Electric Transit Buses: Clean, Quiet, Efficient
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Electric bus mass transit combines one of the most efficient methods of transportation with the opportunity to significantly reverse the harmful health and environmental impact of petroleum based mass transit. NREL's 2016 head-to-head evaluation of 12 revenue service battery electric buses documents a fuel efficiency nearly four times better than the other buses in service.
Leslie is a senior project leader in the Hydrogen Technology Validation Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where she has worked for 19 years. She manages projects evaluating advanced technology in heavy-vehicle applications with a focus on fuel cell and electric transit buses. Leslie coordinates with transit agencies, vehicle and component manufacturers, and state and federal government agencies to assess the progress of technologies in comparison to baseline technology vehicles. Her projects include DOE funded evaluations of fuel cell buses in three California transit fleets, and electric buses developed as part of FTA's Low or No Emission Technology Deployment Program (Low-No).