"The delivery of Link Transit’s new fast charging, battery-powered trolleys will be delayed at least a half a month, according to a press release from that organization. The delay is due to the lack of availability of the on-board vehicle computers to be installed in the state-of-the-art buses.
Initially scheduled a service launch in October, delays in availability of certain electronic components have pushed the delivery until at least the middle of October."
"Link has given the company a mid-March deadline to complete delivery of five, correctly operating trolleys, two fast-charging stations and one slow-charging station, or risk Link not using a second federal grant, this one for $2.5 million, to order five more."
thanks ... rather confusing article ... apparently they are not sure the fed will allow more time.
They have to be operating for 6 months b4 the next order. It doesn't say why the cooling system was leaking ... and again why are they using liquid cooler wouldn't fan cooling be enough?
Ebus is now confident enough with li-ion battery. They've removed most of everything about their old battery tech. They now offer both LFP and LTO li-ion batteries. The video has been available for quite some time via Google but a link on the home page is new.
We will know in 2 years if Cities want: a) the slow charging cheaper energy dense LFP (Don't forget to charge it!) b) the fast charge more expensive power dense LTO
"AVAILABLE NOW: 120 KWH LITHIUM IRON PHOSPHATE BATTERY SYSTEM!!!
THE MOST BATTERY CAPACITY AND LONGEST RANGE OF ANY LOW-FLOOR ELECTRIC BUS OR TROLLEY AVAILABLE TODAY. CHARGE AT NIGHT, DRIVE ALL DAY.
Link Transit (based in Wenatchee) is operating the first battery powered buses (ebus). The company is planning to replace five diesel-powered trolley buses with battery powered models.
their web site says nothing... and ebus web site gives no clue as to the delivery or what type of batteries are used.