Scania launches new battery-electric bus platform

Scania launches new battery-electric bus platform

The electric bus platform aims to deliver more than 500 km range with up to 520 kWh of battery storage.

Scania recently debuted a new battery-electric bus platform at a Busworld event on Oct. 6. The company says that the low-entry 4×2 buses in this platform and have been developed specifically for heavy commercial vehicles, enabling a range in optimal conditions of more than 500 km (311 miles).

The initial introduction of the new platform is made available in low-entry 4×2 buses which will be available in two performance steps: a four-battery variant with an installed capacity of 416 kWh and a five-battery variant with an installed capacity of 520 kWh. In optimal conditions, this equates to a range of more than 400 km for the former, and over 500 km for the latter, according to Scania. The company says the batteries have a storage capacity of up to 520 kWh.

“During the development of our new battery electric bus platform, range, performance, and battery responsibility have been key areas–all crucial to achieving viable and sustainable transport systems,” said Carl-Johan Lööf, head of product management and people transport solutions at Scania. “Combined with our latest e-mobility services and solutions, this means we will provide complete and highly competitive solutions for urban applications in all our current regions.”

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