Linuxluver: Another big electric vehicle. This time it's a bus setting a new distance record for any EV on a single change: 1770km.
It has a 660kWh battery and can recharge to full in one hour.
Just saw it on the NZ FB page and came to share here too 😂
Really amazing to be able to charge 660kWh in 1 hour. Can’t imagine the cable size for that amp age though!
And while link clicking down that whole page...
Wrightspeed recently won a contract to supply the New Zealand cities of Auckland and Wellington with electric buses, and Wright told us his company is also in talks with Mack Trucks to supply an electric powertrain for that company's LR chassis. But Wrightspeed's vehicles—like those from Proterra, BYD, and soon Mercedes-Benz—are optimized for the stop-start grind of urban life, not cruising along the highways at 70mph. And remember, the relationship between speed and drag is non-linear, so you need more energy to move an EV at highway speeds than the 25-35mph of city life.
I wonder when these are due to hit the streets?