German E-mobility specialist Quantron has announced it is launching its own range of electric buises with the arrival of the electric Quantron 12 m low-floor bus from the end of this year.
Quantron says the electric city bus will be offered in two versions with a BEV variant to be available early as the end of this year and a hydrogen FCEV from the second quarter in 2022 with the company claiming that the emission-free BEV-bus will be in a similar price range to conventional diesel buses.
Quantron said the buses are being brought to market in close cooperation with its investor and strategic partner Ev Dynamics, a European-Asian consortium of companies specialising in electric and hydrogen-based mobility.
The company added that both the batteries from CATL and the fuel cells from Ballard Power come from the world’s leading manufacturers of the respective technologies.
“Several thousand buses have already been produced, these have been operating successfully in Asia for years,” said CEO of Ev Dynamics, Miguel Valldecabres Polop.
The Quantron fully electric drive for the bus will deliver a maximum output of 250 kW and a range of up to 280 km, targeting daily urban use.
The company claims the charging power will be up to 80 kW with a battery capacity of up to 422 kWh, charging via a European standard plug CCS 2 within three to six hours depending on the battery size.
The company said the battery system is adapted to respective operational requirements and is compatible with various charging solutions with the city bus capable of being fully recharged overnight.
Quantron says the bus has a capacity for up to 95 passengers with in a wide range of specifications and style to meet individual customer requirements.