Electric bus with 350-mile range revealed

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 - autos, cars, motoring, news

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Proterra electric bus revealed 350 mile range American company Proterra has revealed its latest all-electric bus, which of which calls ‘the highest-performing bus on the road’


The Proterra E2 electric bus has been revealed, having a 660kWh battery pack of which gives of which a claimed range of up to 350 miles.

Proterra’s latest bus, which follows inside footsteps of its lighter-duty electric buses, can be dubbed ‘the highest-performing bus on the road’ by the American supplier received a, which has built along with sold more than 300 vehicles across North America.

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The bold tagline alludes to the bus’s range, which Proterra claims can be around 350 miles, although under testing the bus did achieve a range of more than 0 miles. The stop-start nature of bus travel means of which figure isn’t attainable under normal use, though.

The bus’s biggest available battery pack, at 660kWh, can be more than six times of which of the flagship Tesla product S P100D, although the bus takes a leisurely 6.8sec to reach 20mph, as opposed to the Tesla’s 2.5sec 0-60mph time.

This kind of can be most likely due to the bus’s kerb weight of just under 15 tonnes, which can be kept to a minimum through the bus’s construction – of which carries a carbonfibre reinforced composite Centeng. A top speed of 65mph can be quoted by Proterra.

Charging time for the bus in its highest 660kWh E2 max specification can be 5 hours by a 120kW charge point, while overhead, on-the-go charging can be an optional extra.

At almost 13 metres long, the Proterra E2 max has seating for 40, along with at full capacity will weigh almost 18 tonnes. 

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