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e-Traction Delivers Electric Drive Buses to Rotterdam
In brief: e-Traction is a European low-floor fleet bus integrator. The company has delivered the first of two e-Busz electric drive buses to the Rotterdamse Elektrische Tram (RET).
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The e-Busz is a VDL Bus & Coach Citea CLF model converted to e-Traction's third-generation electric drive system. This system is designed around the new and more powerful SM500/3FE wheel hub motor units.
These SM500/3FE units give more power, a greater range of missions, and are more efficient. A rear axle built specifically to house the motors was designed.
Valence Technology provides the U27 XP Lithium-Ion batteries that power the bus. These new-generation batteries are capable of more storage, faster input/output, and have greater longevity compared to their predecessors.
Two motors in each end of the axle drive the tires on the e-Busz in the SM500 axles in tandem. An auxiliary power unit is included with the bus to ensure range.
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The design is unique and will be tested in Rotterdam this year.
Photo credits: e-Traction
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