Trolleybus Revolution -UK

Trolleybus Revolution -UK


“Don’t confuse me with the facts it is what I perceive that is the truth”.

There are circa 38,000 buses (Double deck) and 19,000 coaches (single deck) in the UK and 895,000 public service vehicles in Europe. Can a full electric or hydrogen (or other non-fossil fuel facility) be developed and manufactured in sufficient quantity by 2030? 2035? 2050?

Is the electric vehicle or for that matter the hydrogen powered vehicle the panacea to pollution control?

Trolleybus Revolution – UK asks its reader to consider if the electric vehicle is the answer to urban air pollution. Is the battery electric bus (BEB) the cost-effective answer? That would depend on how it, the bus, receives its (charging) power. Compare: central charging and the extra bus for every 5 in the fleet or stage en route charging an extra bus for every 6. In motion charging requires only enough buses to do the job. A saving of £600,000 per additional vehicle to purchase. How many 5s in 38,000?

Consider a vehicle that is electrically powered in an urban environment and diesel powered in a non-urban environment – a hybrid. Trolleybus Revolution UK seeks to examine facts born of science, experience, via a logical cost benefit examination. Get rid of perceptions history is rife with  them such as:

“When the Paris exhibition closes electric light will disappear with it”. (Prof Wilson, Oxford Uni. 1848)

It is a revealing book.



Climate change is at the heart of the specification and development of public transport vehicles. Buses. The specification and production limitations of public service vehicle is at the heart of this book.

Compromise or calamity? The consumers choice.

When it comes to the world’s climate and public transport options, is diesel that bad? Are battery-driven buses that good? Is there another way? Perhaps yes, by way of – in motion charging buses, the modern trolleybus.

modern trolleybus is one solution. Is ‘In Motion Charging’ (the modern trolleybus) the answer?

How about combining Euro VI diesel for rural travel and ‘in motion charging’ (the trolleybus) for urban journeys in one vehicle? Does that make sense and is it cost effective?

Why spend £650,000 on one vehicle when the same capital outlay will provide seven or more hybrid trolleybuses and their infrastructure to resolve the climate change concerns more expeditiously?

The solution to climate change can be your choice. You can make it so. This book contains the facts to help you make If you feel inclined to act here is your guide to an important part of the solution to climate change and its success through the provision of local bus alternatives.

1 review for Trolleybus Revolution -UK

  1. Colin Mackenzie

    On receiving the latest magazine and reading the piece about the above I bought it on Kindle and had it read in a day.

    I enjoyed it immensely as I had lived in Brixton and my next door neighbor was a tram driver. I had always enjoyed the trolleybus when I visit Tottenham. That was the only place I ever rode the bus. At that time I was impressed with its performance and lamented that we could have them instead of trams.

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