Friday, 18 November 2011

New Bus for London

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More pictures of the New Bus for London which is a hybrid powered vehicle.
The engineering test bus, has exceeded expectation in terms of fuel economy and environmental emissions performance.
Under test conditions the vehicle achieved fuel consumption of 11.6mpg which compares to 8.6mpg for a current hybrid bus and 5.8mpg for a normal diesel bus.

As a contrast, below is a picture of a Stagecoach Selkent Olympian with Northern Counties H45/23D Palatine bodywork. These vehicles spent a relatively short life in London due to the influx of low floor buses but were deployed successfully in the provinces where some are still in service today.