HOW TO BE SEEN AND NOT HEARD. QUIET, POLLUTION-FREE URBAN DELIVERY VAN

This pamphlet describes the silent carrier, a prototype 35 CWT battery-powered van designed by Chloride, Chrysler and the National Freight Corporation. It has a maximum speed of 64 kph and its acceleration is comparable to that of petrol and diesel engined vehicles of the same type. The basic cost of early production silent karrier models will be somewhat higher than that of the internal combustion engined alternatives but running costs will be far lower. Details are given of the design, braking, steering and electrical system of the van. The first silent karriers will have a range of 35-40 miles on a stop-start typical urban daily schedule. In open country, its range will be nearly doubled. Stage 2 will see the introduction of a new chloride high-performance lead-acid battery which will increase the range of the van. A totally new battery concept is under development. It uses Sodium and Sulphur as Electrodes, is far lighter than and can store many times the energy of the lead-acid battery. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Carriers Limited

    NCL House, 21A John Street
    London,   England 
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149674
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1981 12:00AM