Many of the short range, restricted speed duties carried out on airports all over the world ideally could be done by battery electric vehicle. In the Spring of 1976, Smith's Electric Vehicles, Ltd. displayed at the Fifth World Airports Exhibition in Brighton, Sussex, a passenger carrying vehicle destined later for trails at Teeside Airport, Darlington. It will be used to carry passengers between the terminal building and the railway station, a distance of about 1,100 yards within the airport site. Carrying 10-12 passengers, the maximum operating speed on the level is approximately 20 m. p. h. (32 km/h) and the operating range is between 60 and 70 miles per battery charge, which can be extended by taking advantage of any inactive period during a tour of duty to recharge from the Chloride-Legg Spegel charger. The battery is of 36 cells, 441 a/h capacity and is easily accessible through removable panels and by lifting the seats.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Allens (Clerkenwell), Limited

    Birklands Lane
    St Albans, Herts,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Accession Number: 00163489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2003 12:00AM