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New Flyer Industries submitted a model DE40LF, diesel-powered 40 seat (including the driver) 40-foot bus, for a partial STURAA test in the 12 yr/500,000 mile category. Testing started on July 5, 2005 and was completed on July 15, 2005.  The Check-In section of the report provides a description of the bus and specifies its major components. 

The interior of the bus is configured with seating for 40 passengers including the driver. Free floor space will accommodate 43 standing passengers resulting in a potential capacity of 83 persons.  At 150 lbs per person, this load results in a measured gross vehicle weight of 41,730 lbs.

The performance of the bus is illustrated by a speed vs. time plot.  Acceleration and gradeability test data are provided in Section 4, Performance.  The average time to obtain 50 mph was 34.02 seconds.

A Fuel Economy Test was run on simulated central business district, arterial, and commuter courses. The results were 3.59 mpg, 3.86 mpg, and 6.10 mpg respectively; with an overall average of 4.16 mpg.

           A series of Interior and Exterior Noise Tests was performed. These data are listed in Section 7.1 and 7.2 respectively.


Number: 0511-P
Model: DE40LF
Manufacturer: NEW FLYER
Vin Number: 5FYH4FV105B027819