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Electric bus breaks record for kilometres driven on single charge

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Oct 2017
ProTerra Bus

At the beginning of September, an electric bus become a record breaker. The Catalyst E2 Max, which is produced by the American clean vehicle company Proterra, has driven the longest distance by an electric vehicle on a single charge ever to be recorded.

Powered by a 660kWh battery, the bus was able to drive 1,770 without a recharge.

The test was admittedly carried out under "ideal conditions" that do not fully reflect conventional urban bus use, that is:

  • without any passengers  aside from the driver on board;
  • without stopping;
  • in mild weather;
  • on a track.

Despite this, Proterra's efforts bode well for the distances that electric vehicles suited for use in public transport fleets will be able to travel in the future.

To find out more, visit unboxholics.com.

Image credit: KCM 4602 (Proterra) at Bellevue TC by SounderBruce under CC BY-SA 2.0.

 

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