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Green Initiative:Clean Air Hybrid Vehicle
SBU Transit Vehicle Number:SH-3
Powered By:Gasoline Hybrid Shuttle

Stony Brook University converted a Ford E450 gas powered shuttle to a gasoline hybrid in Spring 2011. The Ford E450 shuttle was originally manufactured by the Ford Motor Company and Turtle Top Inc. as a gasoline powered 21-passenger shuttle and converted to a single mode gasoline hybrid drivetrain by ElectroMotive Designs, LLC for Stony Brook University.

The single mode shuttle bus operates as based on the following parameters:

Hybrid Technology: Stony Brook University's "SH-3" shuttle uses ElectroMotive Designs (EMD) emDRIVE, which incorporates battery technology, regenerative braking and an electronic assist in order to lower fuel consumption and operating expenses. The regenerative braking system used in this vehicle serves to decrease vehicle braking expenses and repair cycles, thereby decreasing its' required maintenance.

Hybrid Technology Advantages: Significant fuel savings, decreased maintenance & operations expenses

Stony Brook University's "SH-3" shuttle is a Clear Air Hybrid Vehicle which is used in SBU Transit Service in an effort to decrease gasoline fuel consumption, decrease operating/maintenance expenses and decrease the University's carbon footprint.

Fast Facts

Manufacturer:Ford Motor Company, E450
Turtle Top Inc. Shuttle
Hybrid Components:ElectroMotive Designs, LLC
Year:2008 (converted in Spring 2011)
Passenger Capacity:21 (seated)
Type:Transit Shuttle
Hybrid Batteries:Three (3) 12-Volt Batteries
Features:Lower Fuel Consumption
Regenerative Braking
Decreased Operations Expenses
Decreased Maintenance Expenses
Battery Powered Air Conditioning
Interesting Note:This shuttle was operated in SBU Transit Service in 2008-2010 on
various routes, including on the R&D Park and Southampton Shuttles,
prior to it being converted to a Clean Air Hybrid Vehicle.
SBU In Service Date:Spring 2011

For more information on SBU Transit or to contact us concerning this Clean Air Hybrid Vehicle, please visit:

Vehicle Images (as shown in front of Stony Brook University's Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center)

Hybrid Technology Components (courtesy of ElectroMotive Designs, LLC)

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