World Record for All Electric Zero Emission Transit Bus

A U.S. company says it has set a record for driving an electric transit bus under typical city bus driving conditions.

NEW YORK, New York, US, 2001-09-02 [SolarAccess.com] A U.S. company says it has set a record for driving an electric transit bus under typical city bus driving conditions. Electric Fuel Corp. says it recently drove a zinc-air bus for 97 miles under typical conditions, including stop and go, acceleration and constant speed. Officials say the record is a major milestone in the second phase of the company’s Zinc-Air All Electric Transit Bus program. An average normal full day cycle for buses in New York City is less than 90 miles. The company believes that test results indicate all-electric buses using the zinc-air technology have sufficient range to offer a practical solution to help eliminate bus pollution in central cities. The transit bus is designed to operate as a full-size, zero emission 40-foot bus, having a gross weight of 20 tons (including passengers) and operating all standard bus features such as air conditioning. Electric Fuel has offices in New York and London, England, with manufacturing and research facilities in Israel and Alabama.
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