Electric bus for Leeds
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• Two prototype battery electric buses for use in city centres have been ordered by the Department of Trade and Industry. They are to be built by Crompton Leyland Electricars at Tredegar. Mon, will be delivered during the second half of 1971 and will be used for evaluation purposes, the first vehicle initially going into service with Leeds-City Transport.
Power for the prototype buses will be provided by lead-acid traction batteries, and they will have a range of about 30 miles under city centre traffic conditions, with a top speed of 20 mph. The vehicles will be about 21ft in length, weigh about 9 tons, and will carry 18 standing and eight seated passengers.