Higer Pure Electric Shuttle Buses Put Into Use
On September 29, the first charging station for electric vehicles and 2 Higer pure electric buses as the demonstration vehicles were officially put into use. It is reported that 4 Higer pure electric buses will be put into demonstration operation in October on No.327 route in urban area of Suzhou, which marks that pure electric shuttle bus industry of Suzhou has entered a new stage of commercial operation.
With Li-ion power batteries, high-power permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM), the 12-meter-long new-style pure electric low-floor city bus put into operation this time has a maximum range of 180km with maximum speed of 80km/h and a capacity of 80 passenger after 3-hour charging. When the air conditioning is on, its power consumption is 1.1kilowatt/hour/ kilometer with the operation cost of 0.6 yuan/kilometer, one-third of the ordinary diesel vehicle. Most importantly, the bus has zero emission and air pollution, low noise and comfortable cabin environment for passenger.
September 29, 2010