December 8, 2023

Electric double decker bus to start 2022|  Car engine and sports

Electric double decker bus to start 2022| Car engine and sports

The Jewel E electric double-decker bus will be produced in Great Britain from 2022. It helps make domestic passenger transport emission-free.

The UK government’s goal is to see 4,000 zero-emission buses built in the country on the road by 2024. This aims to make local and long-distance transport more environmentally friendly. Equipmake, a specialist based near Norwich, has developed an electric train for double-decker buses. The car body was produced by Beulas in Spain. The Jewel E bus will be built at a new plant in Norfolk, UK, from 2022.

400 km range

The electric motor, which is already used in a partially modified form on buses without a second floor, has a maximum output of 400 kW (544 hp) and generates torque up to 3500 rpm. However, a fully occupied double decker bus must also move from the site.

The generous dimensions allow the battery packs to be combined with a storage capacity of 543 kWh, which should be sufficient under ideal conditions for a range of just over 400 km (250 miles). In the warehouse, the batteries must be fully recharged at night via a CCS connection. The first test drives of the Jewel E are scheduled to begin in 2022, before field testing in customer use in the first quarter of 2022 before series production begins.

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The British government wants to electrify passenger transport by buses. Popular double-decker aircraft must also operate emission-free domestically. Production of the Jewel II series.