Mercedes introduced a new electric bus

Mercedes introduced a new electric bus

September 16, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The German concern has presented a new articulated city bus eCitaro G with electric traction.

Daimler Buses showed the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G bus, which received an all-electric power plant. It should be noted that the model received a power supply system – solid-state batteries will be available as an option.

According to the company’s representatives, similar batteries have 25% higher energy density compared to lithium-ion batteries with liquid electrolyte. Also, the capacity of such batteries is higher. The Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G is capable of storing up to 441 kWh of electricity with the new battery.

The company also notes that such batteries are more environmentally friendly, since they do not use cobalt and its compounds. Such batteries have a longer service life, and the battery is guaranteed for 10 years.

However, there are also disadvantages – the limited ability to fast charge. In the standard version, the new bus will receive a lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide battery with a capacity of approximately 33 kWh each. The total capacity is 396 kWh.