CNG Vs Battery Electric Bus Life Cycle Analysis

Municipalities are evaluating the potential for low emissions solutions to replace existing diesel-fuelled buses. There are several attractive new technologies on offer in the form of near-zero emissions gas engines. At the same time, electric battery bus technology is developing fast and several demonstration projects are underway. There is an absence of high-quality up-to-date information to inform decision making from fleet operators and local governments. This project therefore aims to provide an up-to-date view on the environmental and economic benefits of compressed natural gas (CNG) and battery electric buses with a particular focus on the Province of Alberta.

Lead Researcher

WALTER MÉRIDA, Professor, Associated Dean of Research and Industrial Partnership

Department of Mechanical Engineering

AMIR SHARAFIAN, Post-doctoral Fellow

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Policy and Decision Support

Why Collaborate with Natural Gas Futures

Natural Gas Futures actively collaborates with a wide range of partners and is eager to develop new partnerships that will facilitate the environmental and economical use of natural gas fuel. We are committed to providing viable technologies and solutions in the context of our partners needs and constraints.

To learn more about becoming a partner, please contact:

Tel. 604 827 0790
Email: ngf@cerc.ubc.ca