That said, it is possible to estimate how far a bus can go on a single charge. Blue Bird’s electric school buses can travel up to 120 miles on a single charge. With intentional planning, drivers should never have to worry about being stranded due to a drained battery.
What is the range of an electric bus?
Range of about 70 miles. Operation plans a single through-the-day 50kW rapid charge, usually timetabled during the drivers lunch break. Charges approx 1% of battery capacity every two minutes. The buses also require overnight trickle charging.
Do electric buses have transmissions?
“A significant difference between conventional vehicles and EVs is the drivetrain. Simply put, the majority of EVs do not have multi-speed transmissions. Instead, a single-speed transmission regulates the electric motor.”
How efficient are electric buses?
Electric buses are therefore very cheap to use. As one litre of diesel fuel has the energy content of 10.8 kWh, 50 litres/100 km gives an energy content of 5.4 kWh/km. Thus electric drive-lines are typically five times as efficient as diesel drive- lines in terms of energy usage.
Why are electric buses bad?
They have a higher upfront cost.
Electric vehicles are expensive to make, and therefore expensive to buy. … Additionally, cities that use electric buses need to install charging stations and/or en route charging stops to power their vehicles.
Are electric buses cheaper?
And while electric buses are still more expensive that fossil fueled buses, electric buses can provide cost savings over the long run.
How many miles does a electric car last?
Most early electric vehicles (about 2011 – 2016) were capable of about 100 miles of driving before they need to be recharged. Current electric vehicles travel about 250 miles on a charge, though there are some, such as Teslas, that can do about 350 miles on a charge.