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Georgetown University: Transit Bus "1995" (1998)

 

Presentation

May 18, 1998 in Phoenix at the American Public Transit Association´s Bus Operations Conference

Manufacturer

Technology provider

Partner

Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc.
Nova Bus Incorp.
Lockheed Martin Control Systems

Vehicle

Transit bus from Nova Bus Inc.(Volvo Tochter), model RTS

Status

Demonstration

Passenger capacity

63

Size, weight

12 m length (40-foot bus)

Propulsion concept

110 kW PAFC (by International Fuel Cell) , 175 kW drive motor PM Brushless DC, Ni-Cd-batteries, regenerative braking 

Fuel

Methanol with reformer

Storage

Methanol tank

Range, consumption

563 km 

Top speed, acceleration

105 km/h

Approval

Operation

Goals

Costs, prices

Funding

The project is supported by DOT´s Federal Transit Administration (USA). Earlier efforts were also sponsered by the US Department of Energy.

Source, link

www.novabuses.com

Comments

There are earlier models of this bus (30-foot bus project); this bus has several significant fuel cell improvements

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