A brand new electrical bus, developed by electrification specialist Equipmake in collaboration with Argentine-Brazilian bus producer Agrale, was launched on the latest C40 World Mayors Convention in Buenos Aires.
Working with Agrale and Argentine coachbuilder Todo Bus, Equipmake developed an electrical model of the single-deck Agrale MT17.0 LE, putting in its personal Zero-Emission Drivetrain (ZED).
The Agrale MT17.0 LEe is a 12-meter single-deck mannequin able to carrying 70 passengers. The bespoke Equipmake drivetrain includes a 318 kWh battery and Equipmake’s personal HTM 3500 electrical motor, which produces 3,500 Nm of torque and most energy of 400 kW, and is seamlessly built-in into the prop shaft without having for a separate transmission, in addition to a Semikron SKAI inverter.
Equipmake estimates that the brand new electrical Agrale MT17.0LEe could have a spread of as much as 150 miles (240 km), greater than sufficient for a day’s use in Buenos Aires. It may be recharged within the depot in a single day by way of a CSS2 DC charging level.
Following profitable checks by Agrale, the brand new bus will now start in-service trials on the streets of Buenos Aires. Agrale and Todo Bus purpose to carry the bus into mass manufacturing in Buenos Aires.
Equipmake says its ZED system additionally permits the repower of just about any kind of bus. The corporate says it will possibly carry out as much as 5 repowers every week on appropriate fashions, and that every conversion ought to value lower than half the value of a brand new electrical bus.
“In parallel with the creation of latest electrical buses, repowering is a vital transitionary know-how that may bridge the hole between diesel and a brand new electrical bus fleet,” stated Ian Foley, CEO of Equipmake Holdings. “There may be clear urge for food for the know-how, with robust demand from operators, resulting in the enlargement of our services in Norfolk.”
Supply: Equipmake Holdings