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Our local bus Co. 07 Jun 2020 00:19 #211191

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Talking to old mate yesterday who is a mechanic at one of our local bus companies, they have just purchased
half a dozen all electric busses of some sort..... More nippier than the current diesel jobs but a bit unnerving
to drive with close to one or two ton of batteries in the roof area. This makes them sway quite a bit...………
First stumbling block has been reached ……….. not enough electricity in the depot to charge the batteries...…..
So each time a charge is required they have to be delivered to some place a few ks away.
So just how much juice is required to charge these things...………………..
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Our local bus Co. 07 Jun 2020 08:34 #211196

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Billy Peeeee
gudday m8

the word of the day iz OPTION
U gotta have options


Heres Caterpillars option



LOL

WotSezU?

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Our local bus Co. 07 Jun 2020 13:29 #211199

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not enough electricity in the depot to charge the batteries...…..


Maybe..... they could buy a big diesel generator for the depot to charge the batteries????
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Our local bus Co. 07 Jun 2020 15:25 #211201

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BillyP wrote: .
Talking to old mate yesterday who is a mechanic at one of our local bus companies, they have just purchased
half a dozen all electric busses of some sort..... More nippier than the current diesel jobs but a bit unnerving
to drive with close to one or two ton of batteries in the roof area.
This makes them sway quite a bit...………
First stumbling block has been reached ……….. not enough electricity in the depot to charge the batteries...…..
So each time a charge is required they have to be delivered to some place a few ks away.
So just how much juice is required to charge these things...………………..
………………...Billy...……………..


Why would any sane person put the Batteries in the Roof..!! & not under the Floor...??
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Our local bus Co. 07 Jun 2020 15:45 #211202

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I'd be wondering why you would even order half a dozen electric buses without checking first to see if your power supply was going to be sufficient to recharge them!
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Our local bus Co. 07 Jun 2020 16:05 #211204

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Dave_64 wrote: I'd be wondering why you would even order half a dozen electric buses without checking first to see if your power supply was going to be sufficient to recharge them!



They're saying the exact same thing..... Now!
I'd rather have tools that I don't need, than not have the tools I do need.

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Our local bus Co. 07 Jun 2020 16:41 #211206

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. Here we go …….a lot of copper tops on these nsw busses …………………..

www.transitsystems.com.au/electric-buses

electrek.co/2018/04/06/electric-bus-rolls-over-crash-new-flyer/
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yep does make you wonder about the supply situation...…..
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Our local bus Co. 07 Jun 2020 21:31 #211218

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I wonder whether the person who ordered them knew they needed recharging?
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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Our local bus Co. 07 Jun 2020 22:36 #211220

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Some time ago I was reading about electric cars. Ther eis no way here in Australia if just one street had an electric car in each house could they supply enough electricity to them to do the job. The infrastructure is just not there to handle it Never mind a fleet of buses, what were they thinking?
Battreies on the roof, some bloke went right through high school then university to desing that idea and probably doesn't drive at all but on paper it works. Educated idiots!
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Our local bus Co. 08 Jun 2020 11:02 #211233

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he probably thought that if you can put 20 to 30 passengers on the top deck on some buses, a couple of batteries wouldnt make much difference,, he ,he sorry

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