SUPERBUS: A New Transport Concept Using Sustainable Drive Technology

Conference: CIPS 2006 - 4th International Conference on Integrated Power Systems
06/07/2006 - 06/09/2006 at Naples, Italy

Proceedings: CIPS 2006

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Zhou, K.; Ferreira, J. A.; Polinder, H.; Melkert, J. A. (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Sustainable drives produce low quantities of local emissions or even zero emission, and become more and more important in the propulsion of vehicles. Superbus is a new and different “green” transport vehicle with a sustainable drive system. It can cruise at 250km/h, deliver point-to-point service to 20 to 25 passengers with distance between 50 and 200 km. It has low aerodynamic drag, a light weight structure, an intelligent navigation system, and a proactive suspension system etc. This paper will comprehensively investigate viable solutions to the sustainable drive system for Superbus. Feasibility of different sustainable drive-trains will be analyzed and compared.