CTE, in partnership with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), has been selected to develop and demonstrate a BAE Systems prototype Reduced Engine Idle Load System. This first-of-its-kind effort will bring a multimode, electric accessory ‘power plant’ to market. The system creates fuel economy and emission reduction benefits by reducing the power responsibilities of conventional bus power plants (diesel and CNG). This project is an FTA Bus Efficiency Enhancements Research and Demonstration selection.
Reduced Engine Idle Load (REIL) System