Passport HD



 ElDorado National California, Inc. submitted a model HD Passport diesel-powered 31 seat (including the driver) 36-foot bus, for a partial STURAA test.  The odometer reading at the time of delivery was 333 miles.  Testing started on April 25, 2017 and was completed on June 28, 2017.  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 31 passengers including the driver.  Free floor space will accommodate 22 standing passengers resulting in a potential load of 53 persons.  At 150 lbs per person, this load results in a measured gross vehicle weight of 28,650 lbs. 


Repair and Replacement of selected subsystems was performed and the duration required for replacing selected subsystems is recorded in Section 1.3.


Acceleration and gradeability test data are provided in Section 4, Performance. The average time to obtain 50 mph was 25.74 seconds. Top speed obtained on the dynamometer was 65.1 mph. The maximum gradeability at 10 mph and 40 mph were 14.0% and 6.5% respectively.


Acceleration and gradeability test data are provided in Section 4, Performance.  The average time to obtain 50 mph was 24.74 seconds. 


A Fuel Economy Test was run on simulated transit test cycles: Manhattan cycle, Orange County Bus cycle and the Heavy-Duty Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule (HD-UDDS).  The results were 3.30 mpg, 5.03 mpg, and 6.87 mpg respectively; with an overall average of 5.07 mpg.


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


The Emissions Test was performed.  These results are available in Section 8 of this report.

Number: 1702-P
Model: Passport HD
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