Transforming travel: routes to low carbon buses

J Bickerton, Christian Brace

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This paper takes an overview of contemporary vehicle design in the bus industry and examines the impact of weight and emissions control equipment on vehicle performance and cost. The demands of the manufacturer, operator and customer on the vehicle design are examined, and the measured operating conditions of a sample bus fleet are compared to the standard bus drive cycle. The impact of these differences on the vehicle systems and infrastructure are considered, and the future of vehicle design is examined in this light.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstitution of Mechanical Engineers - Low-Carbon Vehicles 2009
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781843345602
Publication statusPublished - May 2009
EventLow-Carbon Vehicles 2009, May 20, 2009 - May 21, 2009 - Westminster, London, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 1 May 2009 → …


ConferenceLow-Carbon Vehicles 2009, May 20, 2009 - May 21, 2009
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom
CityWestminster, London
Period1/05/09 → …

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Low-Carbon Vehicles 2009. 20-21 May 2009. London, United Kingdom.


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