SILENT RIDER -- A PROJECT FOR CITY CENTER TRANSPORT

In order to evaluate the energy conversion efficiencies of a full size battery-powered bus, the Chloride Group in conjunction with the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive has developed a prototype 50 passenger, 40 mph battery-powered vehicle named Silent Rider. During test programs on the prototype it has been found that the overall efficiency of the vehicle can be increased from 60% to 72% by the addition of regenerative braking facilities. Several areas requiring further development have been clearly defined resulting from preliminary testing of Silent Rider. /GMRL/

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  • Pagination: 9 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00099481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750192 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM