27 Nov '11, 4am

Arctic Whisper fast-charged extended range electric bus enters passenger service

Arctic Whisper fast-charged extended range electric bus enters passenger service 27 November 2011 Hybricon AB and Umeå Municipality have placed an Arctic Whisper fast rechargeable electric-drive bus in service running on Umeå’s busiest line. The first public installation of the Opbrid Bůsbaar charging station was inaugurated with a ribbon cutting by Umeå Municipality representatives. The Arctic Whisper is the first in a fleet of affordable, sustainable, low-carbon urban buses for Umeå City. (Earlier post .) Fast-charging at the Bůsbaar. Click to enlarge. The Arctic Whisper’s batteries are fast-charged by the Opbrid Bůsbaar—an overhead, pantograph-based fast-charging station for buses—for 5-10 minutes at the end of its route to achieve nearly 100% all-electric operation but with the reliability of diesel. This will extend the all-electric range of the hybrid bus from 2 hour...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/11/arcticwhisper-201...

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