Bus Electrification Testing and Analysis
Findings by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
on November 30, 2009
Robert L. Rehn, Group Manager for Testing and Analysis, Center for Transportation Technology at the National Renewable Energy Lab discusses testing and analysis findings of buses and batteries. Recorded in Palo Alto, CA on October 23, 2009 during the US China Green Energy Forum.
Robert serves as the Center for Transportation Technology and Systems Group Manager for Testing and Analysis and also leads the center’s new business development activities. The group he manages is responsible for executing vehicle systems analysis, advanced technology vehicle in-use demonstration projects and heavy-duty vehicle engine and chassis dynamometer testing activities in support of the goals of the Department of Energy’s Office of Vehicle Technology. Previously he led NREL’s efforts in the DOE’s Heavy Hybrid Vehicle Propulsion System Program conducted in collaboration with several industrial partners. He first came to NREL to serve as program manager for a DOE funded hybrid vehicle research project in partnership with General Motors. Bob has 37 years experience as an engineering manager and project leader, 22 years of which were spent in advanced transportation systems. Before joining NREL, he was Vice President of Vehicle Systems and Director of Vehicle Programs for Unique Mobility, Inc. He also worked for nine years at Lockheed Martin Corporation, where he led a team in the early 80’s that designed, built, and tested the first robotic vehicle capable of traversing paved roads and cross-country navigation without human intervention. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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