TonyWilliams wrote:GRA wrote:RegGuheert wrote:I wonder why you have posted an article about a hybrid bus which does not contain a traction battery in a thread entitled "Battery-electric bus discussion".
Because this would seem to be a potentially good use for a BEV bus, and I was wondering why they chose to go another way, so thought I'd post it and see if anyone had more info. The reasons why BEV buses aren't chosen when it seems they might be suitable are of interest to me, just as the reasons why BEV buses ARE chosen are of interest. I want to see the factors driving the decision, and when/how much they move as the tech improves.
I suspect that issue has probably more to do with government grants or university studies etc. then bona fide best choices.
I've had a look at the road profile on the park website, and it's very steep leading out of the visitor center, plus the temps are often cool to cold. I'm having some difficulty matching the 14-mile run with shuttle buses. This appears to be a new short-range service that stops more than 3 miles short of the normal shortest turn-around. See https://www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/maps.htm