UNVI Presents in Vigo the New Generation of Its Double-Decker Open Top 100% Electric Bus
In collaboration with Vitrasa (Avanza Group – ADO Mobility Group), on Monday 28th of November it was presented our successful Zero Emission Touristic Bus UNVI e.DDOT with the presence of Mayor of Vigo – Abel Caballero, Vigo Free Trade Zone Consortium Delegate – David Regardes, Urban Mobility Director at Avanza – Manuel Ramo, Vitrasa Director – Carlos González and UNVI General Manager – Javier González. The vehicle will perform driving trials for a week through the main streets of the city.
After the achieved success of more than 25 double decker open top buses delivered since 2018 to the main European touristic cities as Paris, London, Brussels and Amsterdam, the performed trials in Vigo will confirm the total adaptation of our own solution for the touristic bus routes in the city of Vigo.
Tourist routes which are known by a complex topography but despite of that, our bus has exceeded the previous expectations, showing a great manoeuvrability. The high power available with up to 400 kW made easy any uphill, even very hard, to drive with plenty of safety and comfort, without forcing the driving as any other solutions require.
With energy consumption below 1 kWh/km and keeping a high level of braking energy recovery over 30%, it is confirmed that our 100% electric UNVI e.DDOT bus is very easy to drive with a very fast learning to achieve minimum consumption while keeping high comfort level and lowest noise, thanks to the electric wheel-in-hub motors without transmission or any other conversion on top of the excellent materials and finishing’s. The driver’s ergonomics is also optimized as the continuous braking can be made with a retarder lever, either individually or used in combination with the brake pedal, reducing the need of right foot used during the driving hours.
We hope that 2022 will be the year where our customers in Spain will start to enjoy the best Zero Emission solution for their tourism customers.
The new orders will count with the higher energy density batteries which will allow to reduce further the weight, and with the possibility to offer up to 10 years of guarantee for the batteries. Everything keeping the flexibility in terms of layout and parameters, as bus length (from 10 to 13 m) as in terms of battery capacity (from 145 to 434 kWh).
This article was originally published by UNVI.
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