NEW. ELECTRIC BUSES FOR LEEDS

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For anyone interested I think this bus is a Yutong, with the power charging system supplied by Zenobe.
Anyone remember when we made buses in the UK?
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It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!

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The main challenge in deploying commercial electric vehicle fleets is the time delay and cost associated with grid constraints.
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https://zenobe.com/services/electric-vehicles

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And making sure you've got a long enough extension lead.

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This link
https://zenobe.com/
explains Zenobe's business model, charging up battery storage units with surplus wind energy when it is cheap and selling it back to the grid at times of high demand when the price is high. This is just a modern spin on the old off-peak electricity idea . Some of us may remember the electric night storage heaters and white meter electricity which were marketed in the 60s.
An electric bus is basically a massive battery surrounded by a bus.
A depot full of these at night is very similar to one of Zenobe's energy storage units. So they provide the infrastructure to charge them up economically.
The bus operator is only concerned with the buses being fully charged on time and capable of working for a shift without running out of juice.
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!

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mhoulden wrote:
Mon 07 Sep, 2020 11:40 am
And making sure you've got a long enough extension lead.
And a tow truck!
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!

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blackprince wrote:
Sun 06 Sep, 2020 3:55 pm

Anyone remember when we made buses in the UK?
This is a UK company that makes buses. Whenever I am in the Cayton area, on the east cast, around 4pm onwards, the traffic gets bad due to workers going home.

https://www.alexander-dennis.com/

Also, I go sailing with a chap that works at this firm at Sherburn in Elmet:

http://www.optare.com/about

Ian

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Optare, former LEEDS connection Chas. H. Roe.

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iansmithofotley wrote:
Mon 07 Sep, 2020 3:57 pm
blackprince wrote:
Sun 06 Sep, 2020 3:55 pm

Anyone remember when we made buses in the UK?
This is a UK company that makes buses. Whenever I am in the Cayton area, on the east cast, around 4pm onwards, the traffic gets bad due to workers going home.

https://www.alexander-dennis.com/



Ian
Old Plaxton company before renaming etc Now owned by a Canadian Company NFI Grp.

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iansmithofotley wrote:
Mon 07 Sep, 2020 3:57 pm
blackprince wrote:
Sun 06 Sep, 2020 3:55 pm

Anyone remember when we made buses in the UK?
This is a UK company that makes buses. Whenever I am in the Cayton area, on the east cast, around 4pm onwards, the traffic gets bad due to workers going home.

https://www.alexander-dennis.com/

Also, I go sailing with a chap that works at this firm at Sherburn in Elmet:

http://www.optare.com/about

Ian
Hi,
I did know we still make buses in the UK but I was trying to be ironic. Maybe I should have said "do the people who place orders for buses in the UK realise that we still make them here?"

I spent 3 weeks touring South Africa last year in a new Yutong coach, powered by a Perkins diesel engine. (It appears we can still make engines!). Comfortable for the passengers and Hanne the driver thought it was great. Like most people I had never heard of Yutong before but I believe it is now the world's largest bus producer - Chinese of course!
-John
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!

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