This was one of a small batch of experimental conversions of a Freight
Rover Sherpa van to battery electric power, classified as K2-250 electric.
The electric parts were manufactured by Lucas Chloride. An unusual feature
of the design was the high battery voltage of 230 volts and the specialised
battery charging and electrolyte top up accessories. A higher than normal
road speed was intended to improve compatibility with other road traffic.
|Acquired by the Museum:||1990|
|Current State:||As acquired|
It was delivered new to Ipswich Buses in 1985 and
registered B974 PDX. It
was used for travel between the depots and central bus station for all
manner of tasks. A major failure of the electronic controller occurred in
1989 which caused the vehicle to be withdrawn. It was purchased by the
Museum in February 1990 and has since had a new controller fitted.