Public / Mass Transportation Market Brief
Public and private passenger transportation fleets face unique challenges when it comes to the batteries that they use.
- Market encompasses municipal buses, private bus fleets, school bus fleets, shuttle buses, charter buses, etc.
- 4D, 8D, and Group 31 size batteries are commonly used.
- Operational and maintenance costs are critical, and batteries are maintenance-intensive.
- Chronically short battery life due to partial low state of charge, parasitic loads, and the need to operate around the clock in all sorts of temperature conditions.
- Failure / downtime are costly and disruptive of service.
- Emissions from engine-idling buses cause health concerns in bus stations and school areas.
Firefly Value Proposition
- In many cases, Oasis Group 31 battery can be series-configured to replace 4D and 8D batteries.
- Firefly technology has high resistance to the damaging effects of low state of charge (sulfation).
- Firefly technology's high and low temperature tolerance and rapid charge recovery are key benefits in these applications.
- Firefly technology's higher density can result in weight and space savings.
- Test programs have been initiated with Chicago Transit Authority and Peoria City-Link.
- Firefly technology provides longer run times for parasitic loads and "no-idle" equipped buses.
Market Size: Approximately 822,000 buses in service in the U.S.
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