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Americans will create an electric double Decker bus

Americans will create an electric double Decker busEnviro500

American company Proterra and Alexander Dennis have been developing a fully electric double Decker bus that will be used for the carriage of passengers between Cape town and suburbs of Los Angeles in California. As writes Ars Technica, the first bus will leave the route in 2019.

It is considered that electric transport will significantly improve the ecological situation, especially in the city and the suburbs, where a large cluster of machines. The electric vehicle will significantly reduce the noise of the city, because these machines travel the roads almost silently.

The length of the route to go new double-Decker electric bus, will be about 55 kilometers one way. In the framework of the programme Alexander Dennis, specializing in double-Decker buses, the chassis of the long-term transport, while Proterra will be responsible for the electrical part of the project.

Judging by the sketches, published by Ars Technica, the new vehicle is based on a two-storey three-axle bus Alexander Dennis Enviro500. Depending on the layout of the cabin these buses can carry from 80 to 140 people.

Americans will create an electric double Decker busEnviro500

American company Proterra and Alexander Dennis have been developing a fully electric double Decker bus that will be used for the carriage of passengers between Cape town and suburbs of Los Angeles in California. As writes Ars Technica, the first bus will leave the route in 2019.

It is considered that electric transport will significantly improve the ecological situation, especially in the city and the suburbs, where a large cluster of machines. The electric vehicle will significantly reduce the noise of the city, because these machines travel the roads almost silently.

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The length of the route to go new double-Decker electric bus, will be about 55 kilometers one way. In the framework of the programme Alexander Dennis, specializing in double-Decker buses, the chassis of the long-term transport, while Proterra will be responsible for the electrical part of the project.

Judging by the sketches, published by Ars Technica, the new vehicle is based on a two-storey three-axle bus Alexander Dennis Enviro500. Depending on the layout of the cabin these buses can carry from 80 to 140 people.

As expected, the new electrical bus will get lithium-ion battery Assembly with an energy density of 160 watt-hours per kilogram. Customer’s electric bus has become the transportation company, Foothill Transit. The company has stated that by 2030 plan to make its entire bus fleet to electric.

In September last year experienced the Proterra electric bus Catalyst E2 Max own design. During the test the bus on a single charge, the battery was able to pass 1102,2 miles (1773,8 kilometers), setting a world record.

Vasily Sychev

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