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Elenco EUREKA city bus (1995)

 

Presentation

November/December 1995 at Brussels

Manufacturer

Technology provider

Air Products
SAFT
Ansaldo Ricerche Srl.

Partner

Air Products
Elenco (FC)

Vehicle

Basic vehicle is a articulated city bus of Belgian busmaker Van Hool

Status

Demonstrator prototype

Passenger capacity

Size, weight

18m length

Propulsion concept

78 kW AFC, nickel hydride battery, 200 kW hybrid electric drive 

Fuel

Liquid hydrogen

Storage

700 l LH2

Range, consumption

300 km 

Top speed, acceleration

Approval

Operation

The bus was working, but there was no demonstration operation

Goals

Costs, prices

Total cost so far was on the order of about $8 mio

Funding

40 % of the cost were funded by the the four respective national governments. The bus development is part of the project EUREKA funded by the European Commission

Source, link

Comments

There were plans of test operation in Brussels for three months and test runs in Amsterdam in mid 1995


Elenco EUREKA city bus