Switch Mobility launched its electric Double decker bus Switch Eiv22, some interesting facts about the e-bus are
1. Powering Switch EiV 22 is a 650V system , 231 kWh capacity, 2-string, liquid-cooled, higher-density NMC ( Lithium-Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt-Oxide (LiNiMnCoO2) ) chemistry battery pack with dual gun charging system.
2. It’s city range upto 250km.
3. each e-bus can cut down fuel consumption of 1.3 lakh litre of diesel per annum.
4. The e-double decker bus will feature wide front- and rear-doors, two staircases and an emergency door complying with the latest safety standard
Important criteria for its success would be how safe the bus would be. As the NMC battery pack would be considerably large as compared to e-cars, the chances of fire if there is thermal run away is very high. I am sure the company might have taken this risk into consideration and designed it accordingly. But the actual feedback would come once the buses run on roads. Let us wait and watch
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