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    Quote Originally Posted by rjhoy02 View Post
    I feel a project coming on......

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    I doubt with diesel Roy, an electric conversion is the way forward... battery technology is making huge leaps. A friend of the Mrs is head of RR E-Fan X Project. Our vans are ideal for a full conversion or a hybrid system downsizing the diesel engine to say a 1.6tdi!

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    Electric isn't the way forward. No way of disposing of spent traction batteries, they remain very explosive if not treated with respect. We've got hybrids that are being converted back to conventional diesel buses due to the cost of replacing the battery pack. (£40000+). Also the scarcity of the ores used to produce them. Hydrogen fuel cells are the way to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjhoy02 View Post
    Electric isn't the way forward. No way of disposing of spent traction batteries, they remain very explosive if not treated with respect. We've got hybrids that are being converted back to conventional diesel buses due to the cost of replacing the battery pack. (£40000+). Also the scarcity of the ores used to produce them. Hydrogen fuel cells are the way to go

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    Doesn't that read more like poor financial planning & purchasing or a bad lease contract on the Bus Co's part Roy? & after how many miles 1000000 (?) or 4p a mile . They probably got some Government /Local Authority Grant, awarded up front to blind their common sense to go carbon neutral early and then failed to do the maths.

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