Re: Battery-electric bus discussion
Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:46 pm
Both via IEVS:
https://insideevs.com/byd-begins-deliveries-of-18-meter-articulated-electric-buses/BYD Begins Deliveries of 18 Meter Articulated Electric Buses
BYD delivered its first 18-meter articulated electric buses in Europe for Nobina in Oslo, Norway.
The first two vehicles are running on route 31 and 31E, Norway’s heaviest duty routes – carrying approximately 15 million customers a year and approximately 50,000 daily travelers.
The BYD buses are equipped with large battery packs for all-day service, and overnight charging at the depot. While at the same time, other manufacturers seem to prefer opportunity charging via pantographs and street facilities.
The Chinese manufacturer didn’t release bus specs, but several runs through the day must mean a few hundred kilometers of range (at least 200-300 km).
“The articulated ebuses running on Line 31 and Line 31E operate between Grorud and Tonsenhagen, a distance of 17 to 24 km. . . .”
https://insideevs.com/proterra-electric-bus-trial-underway-in-alaska/Proterra Electric Bus Trial Underway In Alaska
The Municipality of Anchorage’s (MOA) Public Transportation Department (PTD) announced that it’s trialing the new 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric bus for the next four months. Cold weather affects EVs because electric heating consumes a lot of energy, decreasing range, while in most cases batteries struggles to charge quickly at low temperatures.
The bus operates everyday on routes 10, 25, and 35. PTD encourages users to share experiences riding the battery-powered bus on social media using #ElectricRideANC.
“The MOA and Proterra will debut the new bus at a kickoff event and Anchorage Assembly tour starting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at the PTD Administration Building, 3600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Anchorage. The bus will begin serving routes for the general public starting Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 for a four month trial period. . . .
The four month trial period will test how the bus performs in winter weather, how cold temperatures affect the battery life and whether it’s feasible to pursue an electric bus fleet in the future. PTD partnered with MOA’s Solid Waste Services (SWS) to lease the bus. SWS will also be monitoring its performance to help establish the feasibility of electric garbage trucks. . . .