The paper describes the current status of battery powered electric buses and reports on the results of a five year demonstration project in Dusseldorf. While currently several costs of battery buses are twenty-five per cent higher than for conventional diesel buses, the project has demonstrated the high reliability and technical feasibility of such operations. Developments in technology are expected to narrow the cost gap to the point that such technology will be desirable in environment friendly and energy saving situations.

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  • Accession Number: 00489782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1989 12:00AM