1974-02-01

Electrobus - Review of 9000 Miles of City Transit Demonstrations 740170

A simple, battery-operated, long life, low maintenance, city transit electric bus has been developed with low pollution and low noise emission features.The Electrobus, built to accommodate 21-31 seated passengers, has been test driven in demonstration service more than 9000 miles in several large cities in the United States and Canada.Performance and power measurements have been taken from demonstrations at several typical urban center city bus service operations. From test results detailed in this paper, it is shown that the electric bus obtains 11.5 miles/gal of fuel compared to 3.5 and 6.0 miles/gal for equivalent sized gasoline and diesel engine buses in similar urban transit service.

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