Serbian capital Belgrade followed the example of Sofia, testing the operational opportunities and amenities offered by the 18m Chariot-Higer articulated UC e-bus in early October.
Trials of the Chariot-Higer 18m UC articulated electric bus begun on 1 October at the GSP Beograd public transport company. The vehicle has an ultracapacitor rated at 108kWh and it was loaded with 4.5 tonnes additional load for the test. Over the coming week it will run along route No31, extended to the terminus Sportski Centar Milan Gale Muškatirović, where the vehicle will recharge at a 400kW AC/DC fast charger.
The sustainable and innovative vehicle is a product of Chariot Motors, the world’s leading bus manufacturer the Higer Bus Company, and ultracapacitor manufacturing leader the Shanghai Aowei Technology Development Company. Cutting-edge UC technology enables it to reuse braking energy using what is called recuperation, helping it reach previously unattainable ranges.
The 18m articulated UC e-bus is the first of its kind in Europe. Sofia tested it first with passengers along the No84 and No184 bus routes in an innovative pilot project linking the city centre with the airport. An ultracapacitor powers the e-bus, recharging in mere minutes before covering the 50km round trip. This makes it perfect for urban transport.
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