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Development of bus drive technology towards zero emissions: a review

Partridge, J; Wu, W; Bucknall, R; (2017) Development of bus drive technology towards zero emissions: a review. In: Hybrid Electric Vehicles. (pp. 33-59). InTech Green open access

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Abstract

This chapter aims to provide a comprehensive review of the latest low emission propulsion vehicles, particularly for bus applications. The challenges for city bus applications and the necessity for low emission technologies for public transportation are addressed. The review will be focusing on the London bus environment which represents one of the busiest bus networks in the world. The low emission bus applications will be analysed from three main areas: hybrid electric buses, battery electric buses and fuel cell buses. This, summarises the main technologies utilised for low emissions urban transportation applications. A comprehensive review of these low emission technologies provide the reader with a general background of the developments in the bus industry and the technologies utilised to improve the performance in terms of both efficiency and emissions reduction. This will conclude with a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the three main technologies and explore the potential opportunity of each.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Development of bus drive technology towards zero emissions: a review
ISBN-13: 9789535132981
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.5772/68139
Additional information: © 2017 The Author(s). Licensee InTech. This chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Low emission drive, Battery bus, Hybrid electric bus, Fuel cell bus, Vehicle performance
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1551673
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