Trevor Wilson wrote:
> **Nice. Some maths too. I like the video. Have you seen the battery
> buses in Newcastle? Very impressive. A pantograph pops up at each
> station, providing recharge for the battery.
** Yep - just checked it out.
They call it " Light Rail " as with the non battery, similar system in Sydney.
I liked how the flywheel bus got recharged so quickly by a hefty 3-phase motor from a three terminal overhead supply.
No electronics, very little electricals and just mechanical drive.
Here is the Wiki on the same thing:
Q. How the heck was 3.4kWh per km considered expensive ?
Even today at domestic rates, that is only $1 per km for a 20+ seat bus !