FAQ About Electric Buses
What is an electric bus?
Electric buses are also electric vehicles. This means that they use electricity instead of gasoline and diesel as fuel.
Unlike hybrid cars and buses, electric buses run on electric power only.
How does an electric bus works?
Electric buses, like other electrical devices, move with the electricity they receive from their batteries.
What are the advantages of electric buses?
They are environmental friendly, move silently, require less maintenance, and are more affordable than traditional buses.
How much electricity does an electric bus use?
There are different levels of electricity usage for different vehicles and vary according to many different factors.
- In one test, 18-meter electric buses traveled between 1.65 and 1.84 kilowatt-hours per kilometer.
How far can an electric bus go?
It varies according to the battery in the bus and the power density of the battery. Experiments can measure how far different electric buses can travel.
How long does it take to charge an electric bus?
Most electric buses can be recharged in an average of 6-8 hours.
Some fast charging zones can charge in as mimum as 3 hours.
What is the lifespan of an electric bus?
Its lifespan may be shortened or extended depending on usage along with other factors. Optimally expected life expectancy is about 12 years.
How do we get an electric bus to go farther?
- By reducing the weight,
- By increasing the efficiency of battery cells.