Howard County Inductive Electric Bus Deployment

Howard County Inductive Electric Bus Deployment

In coordination with MTA and Howard County, CTE will replace three diesel body-on-chassis vehicles with lightweight, purpose-built BYD electric buses. The electric buses will be charged through a Momentum Dynamics inductive charger that will be located in downtown Columbia, MD. This project will demonstrate and evaluate the energy efficiency and cost effectiveness of opportunity charging of electric bus batteries. The non- contact charger will provide energy to the batteries through electromagnetic induction.

Project Manager

Jason Hanlin

Funding Source

DOT

Geographic Location

Northeast

Technology Focus

Battery Electric