ELECTRIC BUS OPERATION AND EVALUATION IN CALIFORNIA

This study evaluated the performance, energy consumption, range, and costs of electric buses recently deployed around the campus of the University of California at Berkeley. These electric buses have a relatively low curb weight and purchase price compared with electric buses in operation elsewhere. The series-wound direct current motors of the electric buses result in poor hill-climbing ability. This study presents results of vehicle tests under controlled conditions, statistical models for hill-climbing speed, energy consumption in revenue service, and estimated vehicle range. It also compared capital, energy, and battery-replacement costs of the electric buses and diesel buses.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 14-22
  • Monograph Title: Public transportation 1995: current research in operations
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715521
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309061652
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1996 12:00AM