26 Apr '13, 8am

Vienna to switch two business fully to electric service @siemensindustry #Rampini #ElectricBus #SustainableMobility

Siemens created the innovative solution and drive technology for the twelve electric buses. The first series-produced, electric design was realized in cooperation with the bus manufacturer Rampini. The entire energy requirement is stored in the onboard battery system. The batteries also supply the heating and air-conditioning systems. The main advantages over diesel and gas-powered buses lie in the energy demand, which is around 25 percent less, lower maintenance costs, and completely emissionsfree operation. Siemens developed and supplied the drive and control system for the bus. At each terminal bus stop, electricity is drawn in through an elevating, roof-mounted pantograph. The charger is installed in the bus. The batteries can be recharged within 15 minutes, and provide a range of between 120 to 150 kilometers. The energy regained from braking is regenerated through th...

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