Started by Barry Drive, December 06, 2022, 11:35:50 AM
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Our first electric bus arrived in #CBR this week and we've given it a fancy new wrap. It will be on the road in the new year.These new electric buses will mean a cleaner, quieter and more comfortable ride while cutting emissions. ♻️For more: https://t.co/ANWMIbR54d pic.twitter.com/41uc4ynZ03— Transport Canberra (@Transport_CBR) December 22, 2022
Our first electric bus arrived in #CBR this week and we've given it a fancy new wrap. It will be on the road in the new year.These new electric buses will mean a cleaner, quieter and more comfortable ride while cutting emissions. ♻️For more: https://t.co/ANWMIbR54d pic.twitter.com/41uc4ynZ03
Quote from: triumph on January 01, 2023, 08:56:46 PMUnless the quality of seating and/or suspension has been very much improved on the latest electric buses, then 'more comfortable' it won't be.
Quote from: Barry Drive on January 18, 2023, 06:05:38 PMThe first milestone has been achieved: "BUS 800" was registered today.
Quote from: triumph on January 26, 2023, 07:11:48 PMIf the electric bus isn't on your route, you will get your chance to catch one soon - 11 more battery electric buses will begin operations across Canberra in the coming weeks and procurement to purchase 90 more is underway!
Quote from: Bus 400 on May 17, 2023, 05:48:00 AMI know it's a touch off topic, but you have to remember TC & CMET are only purchasing what's on the market. This things mentioned are only what every other public transport operator/provider wants.
Quote from: Bus967 on May 16, 2023, 05:34:53 PM.... The ride quality is a bit bumpy, and the brakes seem quite strong and instead of gently coasting to a stop it's kinda seems to be a bit stop start stop start ....
Quote from: triumph on May 17, 2023, 08:41:54 PM(Perhaps Snorzac could elaborate on the pros and cons of achieving smooth braking.)
Quote from: triumph on May 17, 2023, 07:52:36 PMNot a reason to roll over and give up. Pressure needs to be applied for product improvement. Incidentally at a recent meeting I attended a TC representative referred to design and acquisition in relation to the new LRVs needed for the extension of LR to Commonwealth Park.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on May 17, 2023, 01:45:12 AMThe Woden Temp Interchange provides no protection from Canberra's erratic weather what so ever: -white concrete making the sun reflection blinding when you step off a bus in summer.-Seats placed in line with the openings of the shipping containers so you're in direct morning/evening sun glare.-No wind protection unless you stand at the ticket vendor or Pt1-2.That windy/rainy day a couple weeks ago was absolute hell. Sitting in those containers (esp Pt3-4) while trying to stay at normal-ish body temperature while it's windy AF for 30 minutes is impossible. Excluding Dickson and Belconnen at least (most) of the other past/present interchanges had/have something you can hide in/behind.
Quote from: Snorzac on May 17, 2023, 08:59:22 PMI believe the last time you were on my bus I was in an electric so hopefully my braking was up to standard.The key to achieving smooth braking (and acceleration for that matter) sounds very obvious and that is remembering that you are in an electric bus. Braking earlier is certainly key to smooth braking in the electrics as the retarder or regenerative braking is a little less sensitive than a conventional diesel bus.Likewise accelerating the buses are designed with a feature that will cut power if you accelerate too quickly so as to keep the ride safe, I've heard a lot of drivers express dislike this function however by taking care to remember that I am driving an electric bus and gradually feeding the power in (rather than flat to the floor and easing off like you would in a diesel bus) I rarely see this feature activate.
Quote from: triumph on June 10, 2023, 05:58:16 PMAre the Yutongs being used at weekends? Never seem come across any, or find reference to them in Any Trip on weekend days.