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Trondheim charges into electric buses

The new buses are scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2019

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The lightweight, 18m citybuses store energy within the vehicle allowing for longer mileage
The lightweight, 18m citybuses store energy within the vehicle allowing for longer mileage

Norwegian people transport operator Tide Buss has ordered 10 electric citybuses from Heuliez Bus, the European bus brand of CNH Industrial.

 

The fully-electric articulated GX 437 models will be deployed in the city of Trondheim which is recognised as a pioneering hub for sustainable transport with the largest running electric bus park in the country.

 

The new buses are scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2019.

 

Made of 100 per cent stainless steel, the 18-metre citybuses are said to be lightweight and are fitted with lithium titanate oxide (LTO) batteries and a 160-200KW electric motor.

 

Energy is stored within the vehicle to allow longer daily mileage without restrictions.

 

Heuliez claims the passenger capacity of the citybus is also the highest in the market, allowing more than 130 people on board in a single journey, in keeping with European regulations.

 

Heuliez Bus said its experience in electric powertrains has also seen it establish itself in the hybrid citybus segment in continental Europe with more than 600 units having been placed in service since 2013.

 

The manufacturer will also be displaying its range of electric citybuses including the new Bus Rapid Transit GX Linium model in a full electric version at the forthcoming international Busworld exhibition taking place in Kortrijk, Belgium.

 

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