"...240V 3-phase hook-up at stations is all that is needed..."
What is the rail car's interior/ the seating?
There are limited seats along the walls and some fold down seats. Proposed is a long-wise railing in the centre of the car.
What happens with standing passengers in an emergency breaking situation?
Maximum speed is 31km/h and the tram has absolute right of way. Emergency braking power is deliberately limited to safeguard passengers. Fragile passengers will be encouraged not to walk but to remain seated.
What is the gradient of the car boarding ramp?
Expected to be one in 10 on average and zero at main stations. Up to 1 in 6 if no station island provided and in such case the driver will be there to help and to ensure safety.
Can batteries really do it?
The elongated 5min stop at a station allows the 6%...10% loss in the batteries to be completely recharged. Energy consumption during travel is kept at a minimum:-
The flat terrain
A single acceleration at the start
Air-con compressor turned off in between stops (cooling fan on)
That cars are about two third idle precisely enables batteries to do an effective job. Planed battery mass is approx 200kg per car. 240V 3-phase hook up at stations is all that is needed..