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30 Aug 2017

BRITISH GOVERNMENT APPOINTS TRL TO EVALUATE LOW EMISSION BUSES

BRITISH GOVERNMENT APPOINTS TRL TO EVALUATE LOW EMISSION BUSES Buses undertake many miles of travel in urban areas and traditionally run on diesel fuel, which produces CO2 emissions and has been proven to have a negative impact on air quality. Therefore, steps are being taken to drive down emissions by the Department for Transport (DfT), which, through the Low Emission Bus Scheme, has provided grants for deployment of low emission buses and related infrastructure on existing routes around the country.



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27 Aug 2017

ELION ELECTRIC TYPE C SCHOOLBUS ON THE ROAD

ELION ELECTRIC TYPE C SCHOOLBUS ON THE ROAD California is one of the first American states that has a Type C full-size schoolbus on the road. Billed as the only electric Type C school bus built in North America, the eLion looks pretty much like the typical big, yellow school bus, albeit with a more modern face. Below its long, yellow shell, though, the eLion loses the typical diesel powertrain in favor of a TM4 electric motor wired to three to five battery packs. Three battery packs power the bus for up to 50 miles (80 km); four packs go 75 miles (121 km); and five packs bring it up to 100 (161 km).



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