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.
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