Details are given of the general design of the Department of Trade and Industry's prototype electric bus, and of its testing and operation. The design aspects considered are floor height, cab layout, seating, color, traction system and chassis. Instrumentation for recording data on speed, motor current and motor voltage is briefly mentioned, and details of maintenance and energy consumption are given. Reliability of the prototype vehicle is discussed, and indications of potential reliability and maintenance requirements for a production vehicle are appended, together with a table of vehicle parameters. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Trade and Industry, England

    London,   England 
  • Publication Date: 0


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM