Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (The Ride)
Bus Propulsion Study
|Bus Propulsion Study
|Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA)/TheRide, Ann Arbor Michigan, United States
|The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority/TheRide operates the public transit system for the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. For more than 50 years, TheRide has provided reliable, safe, affordable transportation services to the community.
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|AAATA/TheRide has retained Evenergi to conduct an impartial review of bus propulsion technologies. The outcome of the study seeks a balanced review of propulsion options available in the marketplace evaluating benefits, downfalls, risks, and costs to AAATA/TheRide. Our scope includes reviewing Battery Electric Buses, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Buses, Trolley Buses and Compressed Natural Gas for their applicability in Ann Arbor.
|Our scope of work includes documenting the existing situation and benefits, an assessment of all propulsion technologies (ZEB and ICE), infrastructure planning, financial planning (capital and operations) and emissions modelling.
Evenergi is using BetterFleet™ to undertake predictive modeling and analysis. To complete our work, we are:
|Preliminary modeling shows that only 60% of AAATA’s service can be electrified using battery electric buses with depot-only charging; that success rate increases to 95% with hydrogen fuel cell electric buses. The project is still ongoing and will be completed in February 2022.