Battery management and EV specialist Mike Kellaway of Provector gives the benefit of his experience when it comes to making a success of hybrid buses.
A diesel-electric hybrid bus with on-board energy storage is probably the most effective route to reduced fuel consumption/CO2 and noxious emissions from buses in urban areas. Although this solution has been apparent for several years, and there has been sustained political will in many countries to move in this direction, it is only relatively recently that meaningful numbers of such vehicles are entering service. One can debate the reasons . . .