Long Beach Transit Battery Electric Bus Evaluation: Final Report

Leslie Eudy, Matthew Jeffers

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Beginning in March 2017, Long Beach Transit began operating a fleet of 10 battery electric buses (BEBs) in its service area in Southern California. These electric buses, produced by BYD, are 40-foot buses that are typically charged overnight. Long Beach Transit is collaborating with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to evaluate the buses in revenue service. NREL evaluated the first year of Long Beach Transit’s BEB fleet under Federal Transit Administration funding and published a report covering results from January 2018 through December 2018. CARB provided funding to cover a second year of evaluation. This report provides an update to the previous reports and is focused on the second year of operation from January 2019 through December 2019. Data are provided on a selection of compressed natural gas (CNG) buses as a baseline comparison.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages53
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5400-75582


  • battery electric bus
  • BEB
  • bus
  • BYD
  • Long Beach Transit
  • transit
  • ZEB
  • zero emission bus


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