Low operating cost, no emissions and easy maintenance make Electric buses the most promising type of passenger transport in a modern city. In addition, unlike the trams or trolleybuses, electric buses need neither tracks nor electrical network with substations.
The ELECTRON Electric bus has been constructed with the use of techniques and solutions tested in the design of trolleybuses. Its body is also made of stain-less steel. ZF components are used in the Electric bus chassis, its interior and the driver's cab being roomy, bright and comfortable. Disabled passengers have at their disposal a moving ramp, installed manually, and a place in the passenger compartment, equipped with seat belts. The liquid heating system (with an autonomous heater) and air conditioning ensure optimum interior climate in any weather.
The main advantages of the «Electron» electrobuses
Comfort of the compartment:
-increased comfort for passengers due to the low level of noise and vibration in the passenger compartment.
-reduction of the overall noise level in the city.
-no harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
-low operating, maintenance and repair cost.
-modern batteries, used in the ELECTRON Electric buses, operate within a wide temperature range. They are safe to use and have a long life cycle (the number of charge-discharge cycles is from 2000 to 8000, depending on the operating conditions and maintenance). The battery performance allow fast high current charging (up to 70% in just 15–20 minutes)
-the electric buses model range consists of models with different number of batteries. This allows the customer to choose the optimal ratio of passenger capacity and range of travel.
-the Battery Management System (BMS) continuously monitors the settings for the battery performance and the status of its individual cells.
-the high and low voltage circuits management system is carried out by means of a CAN bus. The display shows information about modes of the working sections and a status of individual components.
-traction motors with classic drive axles, as well as drive axles with motor-wheels, can be used as the drive. A partial return of power to the battery is provided in the recuperation mode.
-the traction inverter operates in the vector motor control mode, which allows to achieve high accuracy and efficiency of speed control and control over the motor shaft torque. The high efficiency is reached by minimizing the level of heat and magnetic losses.
-the onboard charger provides the battery charging from 380V mains. Optionally, a pantograph for charging the electric bus from the trolleybus catenary can be installed.