SPECIFICATION FOR HYBRID/ELECTRIC TROLLEY BUS VEHICLES SHALL MEET ALL SPECIFICATIONS FOR ACCESSIBILITY AS DESCRIBED IN FEDERAL REGISTER PART IV, VOLUME 56, NO. 173. WHERE THE BELOW SPECIFICATION DIFFER FROM THOSE DELINEATED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER PART IV, VOLUME 56, NO. 173, THE FEDERAL REGISTER SHALL TAKE PRECEDENCE. ITEM SPECIFICATION REQUIRED VARIATION 1. The Propulsion System The Propulsion System consists of the Traction Motor, the Traction Inverter, the Battery System, the Generator-Set, and the Electronic Controller. The Traction Motor is the only power source that provides tractive power to move the bus. The Traction Inverter energizes the Traction Motor at the proper Torque level commanded by the bus operator. The Battery System provides peak power to the Traction Inverter for intermittent power demand to operate the bus in hybrid mode. It also provide all the power need in Zero-Emission mode. The Generator-Set provides the average power need to support extended range operation. It is powered by a diesel engine. The electronic controller serves as interface between the bus operator and the Propulsion System. It also coordinate the operations of the components in the propulsion system for optimum energy utilization. 1a. Traction Motor The Traction Motor shall have a minimum output of 150 hp on a continuous duty basis at 40 degrees Celsius ambient temperature per National Electric Manufacture Association (NEMA) MG-1 standard. The motor shall have 150% overload capability for 1 minute out of every 10 minutes. It has 300 hp peak power rating. The motor maximum speed shall not exceed 3000 RPM, which matches the speed range of a diesel engine for ease of mechanical interface and hence high efficiency. The traction motor shall be forced air-cooled. 1b. Traction Inverter The Traction Inverter shall have a minimum output of 150 HP at 230 Vac on a continuous duty basis at 40 degrees Celsius ambient temperature per UL508C Standard testing method. The Inverter shall have 150% overload capability for 1 minute out of every 10 minutes. The Inverter shall be of closed-loop Flux Vector controlled type. 1c. The Battery System The Battery System consists of two strings of 28 Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries, for a total of 56 batteries. It is rated at 336 volts-dc nominal and 47 kilo-watt-hours. The Battery System shall have a battery management system that has 2-amp battery-to-battery current transfer capability. The energy transfer circuits serve to balance module voltage during charging and discharging operations. The Battery System shall also be equipped with an on-board overnight charger for battery re-conditioning. The overnight charging shall be done through a conventional 115 volt, 15 amp-wall outlet. The battery system shall also be able to accept a "fast-charge" operation that charges at 2C rate. The "fast-charge" capability provides the flexibility for the bus to be operated in zero-emission mode in certain areas. 1d. The Generator-Set The Generator-Set Engine shall have a minimum output of 55 horsepower, on a continuous duty basis. The maximum operating speed of the engine shall not exceed 3000 revolutions per minute (rpm). The engine speed shall be electronically controlled using a governor system that regulates the engine speed to be between 1400 to 3000 rpm. The speed of the engine is to be reduced to 1400 when the bus is picking up passengers or is not moving. The speed of the engine shall be automatically adjusted according to the power needed to operate the bus for fuel economy and emission reduction. 1e. Operation Modes The bus shall be able to operate in full-hybrid mode for high speed cruising, or in reduced-emission mode for stop-and-go city traffic, or in zero-emission mode for down town operation. 2.Engine Compartment Engine compartrnent shall be located at the front of the vehicle. It is to be steel & aluminum insulated from heat, sound and fire. 3. Alternator Shall be 12 volt capacity of not less than 200 amps. Electrical system, including instruments, shall be 12 volt negative ground. 4. Battery A single master cut-off switch shall be located in the battery compartment to allow for quick disconnect of all power to the vehicle. 5. Cooling System The cooling system for generator set engine shall be water-cooled. The cooling system for the traction motor and inverter shall be forced air-cooled. 6. Accelerator Controls The accelerator controls shall be electronic foot pedal type, such as Willams Controls WM526 or equivalent. 7. Air Cleaner Heavy duty, single stage dry type. Shall be mounted in engine compartment with proper duct to provide adequate engine aspiration, it shall be readily accessible for servicing. Fully compliant with FMVSS- 12 1. 8. Oil Filter Full flow spin-on replaceable. 9. Axle, Front Shall be heavy duty Meritor FD 965 with a minimum capacity of 10,000 pounds 10. Axle, Rear Shall be a Meritor RS-1 7-145 17,500 lb. minimum. capacity heavy duty 11. Brakes The braking system shall meet FMVSS-1 21 standards where applicable. The brakes shall be hydraulic operated disc with 15" rotors on all wheels. The pad linings shall be Bendix FMD-7131 CA material. The brake system shall incorporate a Hydro-Max hydraulic power assist system. (Air Operated Optional) 12. Regenerative Brake The mechanical service brakes shall be supplemented by an electrical regenerative brake system. The regenerative brake is done through the traction motor, which is electronically operated as a generator. The amount of braking torque shall be proportional to the pressure applied on the brake pedal. The maximum regenerative braking torque shall not exceed 225 ft. lbs. 13. Parking Brake Shall be spring type combination rear service and parking brake activated by a dash mounted hand control. 14. Wheels All wheels to be steel interchangeable with one spare wheel with tire, painted white. 15. Tires Shall be single front and dual rear with size and load range to support vehicle over the road operations, 225/70R 19.5 maximum. 16. Shock Absorbers Heavy-duty front and rear double action piston type, minimum 2 front and 2 rear. 17. Suspension Front shall be heavy-duty taperleaf springs, rated at 8,000#. Rear shall be heavy- duty flatleaf w/ radius leaf rated at 17,000#. Equipped with a stabilizer bar. 18. Wheelbase Minimum 173 inches, with weight distribution consistent with safe operation, comfortable ride, and good maneuverability. 19. Overall Length The vehicle shall be a maximum of 336 inches bumper to bumper. 20. Steering Full power steering with telescoping, tilt column with center horn button. 21. Chassis Frame The chassis frame shall be C-Channel, 5/16" X 2.75" X 9 1/8" no lesser than 50 KSI, designed for optimum strength and durability. Fully treated with an acrylic urethane enamel. 22. Floor Construction Floor to be aluminized or primed steel placed laterally. Cross members to be placed on minimum of 16" centers and shall extend the full length of the body. All floor cross members to be welded to 14 gauge steel channel bumper, it shall be straight from front to rear free of cuts. The sub flooring shall be 269 galvanized steel. Flooring to be 3/4 marine grade plywood screwed to the sub flooring with self-taping stainless steel screws, countersunk and free of burrs. Tie down stations to be recessed into flooring. Floor shall be covered 1/8" minimum smooth rubber under the seats and in the operator’s area. Steps and center aisle are to be ribbed rubber glued to the plywood. Seams are to be concealed by aluminum strips and a cove base molding. The leading edge of the steps are to have white hose caps of a minimum of 2 inches and a 2 inch wide strip shall be placed between the operators station and the passengers compartment. 23. FuelTank Minimum 30 gallons steel 24. Horns and Bell Dual electric horns to be provided. Horns shall be located in a position that will allow protection from wheel splash. A single brass bell shall be mounted on the top front of the vehicle electrically activated. The switch shall be easily accessible to the driver and shall not interfere with the safe operation of the vehicle. 25. Backing Horn Audible backing horn installed and activated when bus gear lever is placed in reverse. 26. Heaters & Defrosters Heater shall be high output with temperature adjustment and two fan speeds. There shall be three heater units located in various locations through the vehicle, one shall be a minimum of 32,000 BTU output mounted drivers compartment, the second and third unites are to be mounted in the vehicle so as to maintain a constant temperature level throughout the vehicle. They shall below profile, floor mounted. They shall operate on separate controls from the heater located in the driver’s compartment. The heater shall produce a combined total of 120,000 BTU outputs they shall be mounted above the floor under the seats. If they use filters, they shall be cleanable. Individual heater and defroster switches shall be mounted in the driver’s compartment. The defrosters shall run the full length of the windshield with independent controls to allow for operation of the defroster without having to use the heater. Controls to be mounted with the heater controls. 27. Heater Valves Shall have 2 Cut-Off valves to be installed in the engine compartment; one on the engine at the outlet and inlet ports. 28. Electrical Instrumentation of dash to include: Speedometer/Odometer, voltmeter, oil pressure gauge, tachometer, water temperature gauge with high temperature alarm (may be flashing light or buzzer), low oil pressure warning lights, fuel level gauge, headlight high beam indicator, self canceling directional signals, hazard warning switch on the steering column, dual air pressure gauge, low air pressure warning device, ignition switch, visible from the driver's seat while the vehicle is in operation. 29. Exhaust System Single muffler style that meets all CARB and EPA requirements. 30. Design Body shall be modified with front mounted engine, body on chassis. The body shall be mounted to the chassis by such a method to prevent the body from shifting. Rubber mounting pads shall not be used to secure the body to chassis. Welding is preferred. 31. Interior Height A minimum interior body height from floor to center of the roof shall provide 77" headroom. 32. Insulation Ceiling, sides, and rear panels to be insulated with a material that will equal the "K" factor of I inch of styrofoam insulation. The headliner shall be 20-gauge acoustical lining. Insulation shall provide a K factor of 0.24 in the walls and 0.27 in the roof and cupola at 75 degrees Fahrenheit. 33. Body Bows Frame assembles shall consist of 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" 14 gauge square tubing extending from bottom of skirt on one side to bottom of skirt on the other side to provide rollbar type protection, jig welded. 34. Bumpers Shall be one-piece steel fabricated, 4 inches in height. Both bumpers shall be designed to follow the angled configuration of the front and rear caps and anti-ride design. It shall be installed at standard SAE heights. 35. Tow Devices Two tow hooks located at the front and rear of the vehicle below the bumper. 36. Construction Each unit shall be constructed to meet or exceed all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, State specifications, and Federal Register Vol. 56, No. 173 and American with Disabilities Act in effect at the time of manufacture. Exterior panels shall be .063 ga. aluminum skirts to be a minimum of 15" from the floor line for added protection, with the panels being extended to the center line of the axles, sides shall be smooth. A minimum number of exposed fasteners to be used. Interior panels shall be covered with red oak veneer at the roof area and between the windows to the floor. The roof shall have a cupola to maintain the vintage theme. The cupola shall be sandwich construction of sufficient strength and rigidity to prevent drumming or vibration. The interior of roof from the windows to the cupola shall be finished in red oak veneer paneling. The cupola roof shall be .040 aluminum sheets with lateral skylights, 4 on each side, fitting the entire area. It shall be attached by using a combination of glue and rivets to ensure a secure long lasting attachment. Front and rear vestibule sections shall be .040-ga aluminum. The front shall be design to depict a vintage took. 37. Openings All openings in the floor, floorboard, firewall or bulkhead between chassis and body shall properly sealed to prevent water, dust, or exhaust gases from entering the passenger compartment. 38. Plywood Floor Shall be 3/4 marine grade plywood. 39. Floor Covering Heavy-duty continuous roll rubber or vinyl, with smooth surface installed under seats, and in driver's area. Aisle and entrance steps shall be ribbed with a slip resistant finish, 1 /8 to 3/16 thick. it shall be permanently bonded to the floor and must not crack when subjected to sudden changes in temperature. Aisle and steps shall be black. The leading edges of the steps shall be white of the same material as the aisle. All floor seams shall be sealed with waterproof sealer and covered with aluminum strips. A metal cove molding shall be installed along the wall of the bus. 40. Doors 3 service doors (in front) shall blend with the construction of the vehicle so as not to distract from the appearance of the vehicle. Fuel filter, battery compartment and air condition service doors shall be lockable keyed alike. 41. Aisle Center aisle shall be 18 inches wide minimum, ribbed slip resistant finish. 42. Windows Side windows shall be vertical sash with 31 % light transmission glass. Sash shall meet FMVSS emergency exit specifications. The passenger windows shall be 1 /8 inch tempered single density safety plate glass AS-3 rated. The window is to be set in aluminum frames, capable of being operated from the inside of the vehicle. All windows shall conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. All windows shall be free of rattles. The window seal rubber shall be installed so that passengers cannot remove it and the rubber shall be of such quality as to resist vulcanizing to either sills or sash. One window on each side of the vehicle shall be an emergency push out exit type. Detailed emergency opening instructions (decal type accepted) shall be appropriately displayed. Minimum glass dimension on side passenger windows is 26" high x 52" wide. 43. Driver's Window Driver's window to be double sliding aluminum sash with latch. Glass shall be tempered. 44. Windshield Shall be three-piece tinted safety glass AS-1, 1/4" laminated and provide for maximum vision. The design shall allow a driver to view the ground by direct visibility along a parallel line eleven feet forward of the front bumper and the width of the bus while seated. 45. Windshield Wipers The windshields shall be equipped with heavy-duty electric operated wipers and washers. They shall operate at intermittent speeds with two fixed speeds. The washer spray shall be attached to the wiper area with the washer reservoir located in a readily accessible location. There shall be one wiper per window and be of sufficient length as to clean the windshield. Each wiper shall have its own independent motor all wired to operate as a unit. They shall share a one-gallon capacity washer reservoir. 46. Lights All lights shall conform to all FMVSS specifications in effect at the time of manufacture. The lights shall be wired, bayonet fixtures NOT acceptable, as follows: Head lights: (2) Seal beam Cluster: (5) Amber, front with shields (3) Red, rear with shields Markers: (2) Front corners (2) Rear corners (4) Each side located at the bottom of the skirt Stop/Tail: (1) 7" right and left rear, stop (1) 4" right and left rear, tail Backup: (2) 4" clear lens Stepwell: (1) Operated with interior dome light switch land with opening of front passenger door Dorm: (5) Centered, not to interfere with the driver Directional front: (2) Rectangular amber Directional sides: (2) Plain amber; (1) Located behind entrance door below the window rail (1) Located on the left side in a similar location Directional Rear: (2) 7" round plain amber located on the left and right side Reflectors: (4) On each side of the vehicle (2) On the rear Electrical compartment: (2) Clear lens forilluminating the control, toggle switch located in control panel License plate: (1) Clear lens mounted over license holder Third Headlight: (1) Located front and at the center of the vehicle 47. Mirrors Interior mirror to be 6x3O" or equal. Exterior mirrors to be two part 7x1 0" sections with bottom half being 7x1 0" with convex vision, double nickel or California style or equal, acceptable. 48. Seats Passenger seating shall be authentic vintage design of oak wood slats forward facing. All seats shall be 34" in width and shall have an epoxy powder coated finish. Seating to be installed on full-length track to allow for various types of seating arrangements. A passenger signal device shall be installed along the interior wall of the bus it shall meet the ADA requirements. Seating and wheelchair plan location to be submitted with bid, or furnished to the successful bidder before completion of the vehicles interior. Drivers seat to be 6-way adjustable air suspension type, Bostrom, Nordic-Air or equal with seat belt shoulder harness, covered in black fire resistant vinyl. 49. Steps All steps to be as close as possible to the same width as the construction of the vehicle will permit (left side to right side). The steps should also be as close to parallel to the center line and length (measured front to rear of the vehicle) as the constructions will allow, covered with slip resistant ribbed rubber with white hosing. There shall be 3 steps with risers covered with aluminized liners and of the same height. 50. Rust proofing All chassis framing, fasteners, and suspension systems are to be painted with a rust inhibiting paint after assembly and before body is mounted to chassis. All exterior sheeting to be primed on both sides before assembly. Undercoating with a wax base shall be applied to the entire underbody and fender wells after assembly. 51. Wiring All wiring shall be color and number coded. Wiring shall terminate in a master control box sealed and weatherproofed. The access door, hinged, shall be located below the driver's window. Master control box shall equipped with breakers where permissible by FMVSS verses fuses. Door to be lockable. Wiring harness shall be loom covered with wiring in the engine compartment to be covered by polyethylene insulation. Wiring shall be installed in such a manner that system checks, maintenance and replacement can be affected with minimum effort. Wiring penetrating metal shall pass through a grommet. All wiring shall be adequately supported to prevent chafing. All wiring shall comply with SAE requirement and be of sufficient size to carry the required currents without excessive voltage drop. All wiring shall meet Federal and State safety standards at time of production. 52. Air Conditioner (2) EVAPORATORS: TA73N. Capacity: 53,000 BTU minimum oil Construction: Advanced aluminum fins on 3/8" internally enhanced copper tubing. No of Rows: 3 Face Area: 292 in. Expansion Valve: 4 ton externally equalized. Blower Assembly: (2) motors w/(4) blower wheels. Total Air Flow: 1600 ft min at Zero static pressure. Amperage: 21.5 A at 13.5 Vdc. Housing: Galvanized Steel with or without plastic cover. (1) COMPRESSOR: TRANS/ AIR Model# C325: (2) CONDENSER: (To be Determined at time of manufacturing) (2) CONTROLS: Model: Basic 11 or EC-1 (optional) Fan Controls: 4 position rotary switch off/med/low/high @ driver Temp Controls: Manual thermostat with Basic 11 or Digital control with EC-1 (optional). Temp Sensor: Freezestat with or without thermister (EC-1 option) Protection: High/Low pressure switches and electric fuses and breakers. MISCELLANEOUS: Wiring: Color coded in fire proof loom Warranty: (2) year limited- Extended (5) year warranty (Optional) 53. Fenders The exterior wheelhouse shall have aluminum fenderettes to strengthen the wheel opening. It shall be constructed of 14-gauge aluminum, or steel with the tensile strength equal to 14-gauge aluminum. Mud flaps shall be included on the front and rear of the vehicle. 54. Safety One 10-pound dry chemical-type fire Equipment extinguisher, triangular warning devices, and first aid kit to meet state standards. First aid box shall be mounted over the windshield in a safety equipment box. 55. Sun Visor 8.25"x1 8" minimum, plastic, adjustable, mounted over windshields. 56. Stanchions Shall be 1-1/4" chrome vertical and horizontal located behind the driver and front door step well. Overhead brass rails shall run down each side of the vehicle, they shall be securely fastened and supported by brass "T" joints to the ceiling of the vehicle. 57. Modesty Panel All stanchions shall have -proof aluminum vinyl covered panels installed, designed to be anti-rattle. 58. Wood Trim All wood trim shall be red oak. All wood shall be sanded, stained with marine quality exterior stain and coated with a minimum of 4 applications of marine spar varnish sanded between each application. All wood trim shall be of a decorative nature and not support any structural loads. 59. Lift and Wheelchair Lift and wheelchair stations shall comply with Federal Register Vol. 56 No. 173 dated Sept. 6, 1991, (enclosed) and the ADA effective Jan. 27, 1992. There shall be a minimum of 2 wheelchair stations. Lift shall be heavy-duty hydraulic-electric with manual over-ride and shall have a chain activated safety stop controlled by the hydraulics, of the lift platform. The lift platform is to have 3-inch high fixed side plates with folding handrails to comply with applicable ADA requirements. The controls are to be hand held springs loaded safety stop with attendant release levers; it is to have separate controls for extending and lowering of the platform, Ricon S5000-S or equal. 60. Wheelchair Accessible A wheelchair accessible door shall be installed on the curbside of the vehicle. It shall be of one-piece constructions outward opening with clear opening of 58"x58" minimum with locking device to secure the door in the open position. The locking device shall be constructed and installed in such a manner as not to rattle when the vehicle is in motion. All exposed edges, the too, inside of the door facing shall be padded. All exposed edges or hazardous protrusions shall be padded with energy absorbing material to minimize injury in normal use and in case of an accident. 61. Color The vehicle color to be furnished to the successful bidder. It shall be Painted with enamel with a high gloss finish if the skin of the vehicle is metal and color added pigment if the skin is a polypropylene design. It shall have a gel-coat added to add a high gloss to the finish. 63. Training The successful bidder shall provide, within 30 days of delivery to Transit Authority, a minimum of 8 hours mechanical, body and chassis training. 64. Manuals An "As Built" manual will be provided for each unit. These manuals shall give illustrations and a listing of parts for the brake system, lift system, air condition system, the drive train, and electrical systems. A shop repair and trouble shooting manual shall be furnished for each vehicle. 65. Passenger Signal Shall comply with specifications in the Federal Register. 66. Public Address System Shall comply with specifications in the Federal Register. 67. ADA Requirements Vehicle shall comply with all ADA regulations in force at time of productions as outlined in the Federal Register.
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