Electric buses: greener public transport 電動公交車:更環保的公共交通



Electric buses: greener public transport 電動公交車:更環保的公共交通


有關 「buses(公交車)」 的詞彙


In the long term, how many buses per year does the company wish to sell?


Richard Westcott, BBC Science and Technology Correspondent
If we are going to clean up the air in our towns and cities, we’ve got to attract more people onto public transport. And that means getting rid of all those diesel buses chugging around. And that is where this new piece of technology comes in.

理查德‧韋斯科特       BBC科技通訊員

Designed by an ex-Formula One engineer and his team, it looks like a normal double-decker. But they say they found a way of boosting how far it can go on one charge.


Richard Westcott, BBC Science and Technology Correspondent
It’s got five batteries like this one secreted around the vehicle, but that’s not the clever bit. The clever bit is at the back because apparently with electric buses they can use as much energy just heating and cooling the cabin as they do physically driving along. So, they have developed much more efficient air conditioning. And that means, overall, it’s got a much longer range.

理查德‧韋斯科特       BBC科技通訊員

Ian Foley used to work for Williams and Lotus, until he decided to turn his skills to something a bit less racy.

伊恩‧弗利曾為一級方程式賽車隊威廉姆斯和路特斯(又譯 「蓮花」)工作,直到他決定轉而將一技之長用在不那麼驚險刺激的地方。

Ian Foley, Managing Director, Equipmake
It’s still a big challenge. Interestingly, weight is an issue just like in Formula One, because the batteries we need for the electric bus are very heavy. We still need to be able to carry 87 passengers. And so, it’s quite a big challenge to get the weight distribution right on the vehicle for the electric bus.

伊恩‧弗利       英國 Equipmake 公司總經理

Richard Westcott, BBC Science and Technology Correspondent
So, some of that learning from your earlier career has helped you with this?

理查德‧韋斯科特       BBC科技通訊員

Ian Foley, Managing Director, Equipmake
Absolutely. And we’ve got quite a few of the guys who I worked with earlier on in my career here, kind of working on weight saving and a very efficient mechanical design.

伊恩‧弗利       英國 Equipmake 公司總經理

The key technology has been designed at a factory near Norwich [UK].


Long term, they want to make 200 vehicles a year to be sold all over the world, but still built locally.


Ian Foley, Managing Director, Equipmake
We’ve got the resources here. We’ve got the people here. Our batteries are made locally here. So, it’s really important for us to make everything here in the UK. 90% of our product is actually made on this site.

伊恩‧弗利       英國 Equipmake 公司總經理

Bus giant, Go Ahead, is trialling one on a London route.

公交車巨頭 「Go Ahead」 正在倫敦的一條線路上進行試駕。

So, the vehicle is going to be taking its first passengers later in the spring.



chugging (車輛)突突地響

double-decker 雙層公交車

secreted 藏起來

cabin 車廂

range (一次充電)行駛的距離


It wants to sell 200 vehicles a year.