Electric Fuel Granted FTA Funding for E-Bus Program

October 27, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Electric Fuel Corp. (New York) received approval from the US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to fund at least half of the $2.0 million budget associated with Phase III of Electric Fuel's zinc-air electric transit bus program, with the remainder of the budget shared by the partners in the program.

The new Phase III effort will include an evaluation of the performance of zinc-air battery-propulsion systems for transit buses; the installation of new advanced ultracapacitors; and the implementation of an advanced control system for auxiliaries.