NEW TECHNOLOGIES: HYBRID ELECTRIC DRIVES TAKE SHAPE

An internal combustion engine with a conventional transmission is far from the ideal combination for urban transit service. A forty-foot transit bus needs an engine of eight to ten liters to handle acceleration and hill climbing. Long periods at idle or low speeds and wide variations in rpm, however, result in wasted fuel and increased pollution. A smaller engine operating with fewer variations in rpm would be a major step in reducing emissions and achieving greater fuel economy - two goals driving propulsion systems development today.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Wilkins, V
  • Publication Date: 1995-6

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00715153
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1996 12:00AM