Electric buses set a record, driving 1772 kilometers on a single charge

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Electric buses set a record, driving 1772 kilometers on a single charge

The California-based company Proterra electric bus with his Catalyst E2 Max set a new record of reserve on a single battery charge, amounting to as much as 1772,21 kilometers. To set record for 12-meter bus was equipped with a battery 660 kWh, which is approximately equal to 11, the battery electric Chevy Bolt. According to the company, through the use of technology fast charging, full charging the battery of the bus occurs about an hour.

The Previous record distance on one charge belonged to the experimental electric vehicle Schluckspecht E.

"For our rather heavy buses to beat the previous world record, which stood 1631 kilometer and installed electric vehicle which is 46 times easier our Catalyst E2 Max, is a pretty significant event and achievement" — said the head of the commercial Department of the company Proterra Matt Horton.

"This record achievement is Testament to our competent work on the design of the power system and transmission of our coaches".

Electric freight and passenger transport has the potential to produce a real revolution in transportation. For example, in the UK the postal service is already actively using electric vehicles for delivery. Recently were luxurious .

It Should be noted that the positive effect of the use of electric vehicles has the potential to spread not only on the environment. Here you can mention the economic benefits. The same buses offer a lower cost per kilometer, compared to counterparts running on combustible fuels. Furthermore, in electrical systems, as a rule, less parts that can fail, which in turn can significantly reduce the cost of depreciation.

As for the bus Catalyst E2 Max, the Western media reported that these models will start to ply on city routes to Los Angeles this year.

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