With nearly $8 million in federal transit funds, The University of Alabama will conduct EV research and replace a quarter of its transit system buses with electric buses, reducing emissions and further positioning UA and the region as a hub for the electric vehicle ecosystem.
Includes unique research component focused on EV behaviors and optimization, battery performance and energy consumption, and transportation efficiency
Crimson Ride will replace a quarter of its transit system buses with electric buses
New electric charging infrastructure for the eight new buses to be installed
Working with Shelton State Community College to train workers to service the buses
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
UA is the only university directly receiving funding in the latest announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration’s Low- and No-Emission Vehicle program.
This national research award is part of the United States Department of Transit Administration’s $1.66 billion initiative to invest in 150 bus fleets and facilities across the country.