On 21/01/2019 08:03, Basil Jet wrote:
On 20/01/2019 12:44, Theo wrote:
Basil Jet wrote:
That would make the tourist areas look like crap. It's better and
cheaper to have charging pads in the road at termini and other lengthy
stops. This was, and presumably still is, used on bus route 69 with
charging pads at Canning Town and Walthamstow.
They seem to manage tram wires in Princes Street.Â* And indeed in many
Continental historic centres.Â* You could of course wire less touristy
- most cities have main thoroughfares where buses are concentrated.
The trouble with inductive charging is you can get much less power
than a wired connection, and it's less efficient.
I wonder how much the no. 69 runs on electric, and how much it's a pure
57% in EV mode - not bad:
Although 16kW isn't that great for charge power.
Okay, well put overhead on the bus terminus then, and make it overhead
rails so it can't get blown down. Pretty much anything is better than
electric wires down every main road in the city.
As I say, the electric buses here seem to manage a full day on a fairly
intensive service without needing more than an overnight charge at the
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