ELECTRIC VAN ON TRIAL

A brief description is given of a new battery-operated delivery van which has an acceleration compatible with other city traffic. Based on a Commer Walk-Thru Chassis with shortened wheelbase, it carries at present 1672 kg of 160V lead-acid battery and its urban use during the spring has shown that it can reliably carry out the 30-40 mile/day of stop-start deliveries while carrying a 1780-kg payload at speeds of up to 40 mile/hour. The initial purchase price will be about 50 per cent greater than that of a van with a conventional engine but lower running and maintenance costs are expected to make the "silent karrier" economically competitive over its projected operational life of 10 years. /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Accession Number: 00142429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM