Bus operators pick up green choices with Electrocity technology20 May 2015

Wrightbus is extending its Electrocity range, giving bus operators more choice on fuel/power type to suit their requirements.

The company says it has developed Electrocity versions for its StreetLite and StreetDeck vehicles, both of which have integral chassis platforms designed to be powered by hybrid or pure electric systems, as well as diesel-hybrid (with the Micro Hybrid functionality).

Single-deck platforms are now offered with three interoperable technology options. The first, Induction Power Transfer (IPT) uses primary charging coils fitted into the ground to deliver wireless charging in minutes.

Secondly, conduction charging – or rapid charging – is a DC off-board charging system, which can charge a pack in around 10 minutes. The charge is delivered by a pantograph system, typically fitted into bus stops along the route.

And the third is hybrid power with EV mode and range extender, used for overnight charging.

Double-deck product platforms are available with either IPT or rapid charge options.

Wrightbus says it can advise operators on the merits of 'plug in', inductive or conductive charging, and can also offer full in-service support.

Laura Cork

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