An electric-powered passenger bus has been developed for use in central business districts. The "Townobile" bus, developed in Australia, uses normal industrial lead acid batteries to operate from three to four hours at speeds up to 30 mph. Models with up to 68-passenger capacity are planned. Elroy Engineering of Australia started work on the project in 1970 and production is scheduled to begin in July. "Townobile" can use overhead wires or self-contained batteries for a power supply. It can operate at half the cost of conventional diesel transit buses and involves one-fifteenth the capital outlay of an equivalent tramway system, according to inventor Roy Leembrugger. /GMRL/

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    Com-Ent Corporation

    Southern Office Building, Suite 213
    Norfolk, VA  United States  23505
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Pagination: 7 p.
  • Serial:
    • Metro
    • Volume: 73
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Bobit Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 10098-0083

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  • Accession Number: 00165134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1981 12:00AM