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Nova Bus submitted a model LFS-60’, diesel-powered 51 seat (including the driver) 62-foot bus, for a partial STURAA test in the 12 yr/500,000 mile category. The Federal Transit Administration determined that the following tests would be performed: 4. Performance, 6. Fuel Economy, conditions 1 and 2 of 7.1 Interior noise Test and 7.2 Exterior Noise Test. The odometer reading at the time of delivery was 22,190 miles. Testing started on March 7, 2010 and was completed on March 19, 2010. 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 51 passengers including the driver. Free floor space will accommodate 67 standing passengers resulting in a potential load of 118 persons. At 150 lbs per person, this load results in a measured gross vehicle weight of 56,710 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 51.42 seconds.
A Fuel Economy Test was run on simulated central business district, arterial, and commuter courses. The results were 2.78 mpg, 3.11 mpg, and 5.44 mpg respectively; with an overall average of 3.35 mpg.