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February 28th 20, 11:34 AM posted to uk.transport.london
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On Fri, 28 Feb 2020 11:45:41 +0000 (UTC),
On Fri, 28 Feb 2020 11:33:07 +0000
David Cantrell wrote:
On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 10:25:30PM -0000, Recliner wrote:
Has anybody noticed how the electric and hybrid busses, particularly the
newer ones, cause motion sickness?
I don't think it's all of them, but some new models do seem to lurch.
That's probably a sign of the immaturity of some drivetrains, rather than
I've not noticed this on buses, perhaps it's only some models on some
routes. But at any rate, it doesn't happen in hybrid cars so you woulda
thunk it was a Solved Problem.
Probably more likely to be the drivers - a lot of london bus drivers seem to
only use 2 throttle positions , zero and maximum. Ditto the brake.
Yes, but the same drivers also drove the previous non-lurching diesel
buses. Some of the new hybrid buses seem to have more sensitive
It may be because electric motors have more starting torque. For
example, even quite humble city BEVs have very good acceleration from
zero to about 20mph.
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