Heuliez Unveils GX 337 Electric Bus (w/video)

1 year ago by Mark Kane 7

Heuliez Bus GX 337 ELEC

Heuliez Bus GX 337 ELEC

Heuliez Bus GX 337 ELEC

Heuliez Bus GX 337 ELEC

Heuliez Bus, a bus manufacturer in Europe, joins the EV club with an all-electric bus – the GX 337 ELEC.

It’s a prototype and thus we don’t know its exact range as of yet, but according to the press release range should be enough for all-day service and then overnight charging using DC combo fast charger.

Electric motor peaks at 175 kW. The bus can take up to 90 passengers.

“Heuliez Bus, a brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI), has entered the electric bus market with its new 100% electric GX ELEC bus range. This is the latest development for the brand as it furthers its commitment to producing alternative vehicle power solutions. Having already sold 400 hybrid buses to date, Heuliez is committed to providing real alternatives to fossil fuels.

The new zero-emissions vehicles eliminate local pollutants and reduce greenhouse gases, noise pollution and vibrations. The range is designed to meet the demands of today’s urban transport system and is equipped for all day use with night-time recharging and pre-heating in the winter months at bus depots.”

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7 responses to "Heuliez Unveils GX 337 Electric Bus (w/video)"

  1. Ziv says:

    How many electric buses are actually out there in the wild driving people around? I think Proterra has sold 80 or 90 and is really tooling up to build a lot more, but it doesn’t look like they have sold all that many yet. BYD seems to have sold around 1200 internationally, so they may be the big dog right now. They are getting thousands of orders. Cleantechnica has an article that says that China has produced and delivered 47,000 electric buses in the past 18 months so
    This sure seems like a no brainer, but it may take a couple years for these electric bus makers to tool up.

    http://cleantechnica.com/2015/11/26/electric-bus-adoption-taking-off-china/

  2. SparkEV says:

    Cost compared to diesel/nat gas?

    1. Ziv says:

      Electric buses cost $275,000 more than a natural gas bus but fueling an electric bus costs $17,000 less per year and maint. is much less on the electric bus.

      _ Battery electric buses typically cost about $800,000, compared with $525,000 for a natural gas bus and less than $500,000 for a diesel bus. Fuel cell buses currently cost about $1.3 million.

      But electric bus advocates counter by citing the higher cost of natural gas. Fueling a natural gas bus costs about $27,000 annually, compared with $10,500 in electricity cost for an electric bus, according to CARB.

      Electric buses, advocates note, also have lower maintenance expenses, which means the cost of maintaining an electric bus is roughly equivalent to that of one powered by natural gas when figured over the 12-year average lifespan of a bus. _

      http://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-naturalgas-buses-insight-idUSKCN0PC0AV20150702

      1. Brandon says:

        Thanks Ziv for all the info. Very informative.

    2. SJC says:

      Cost is not the only consideration. Going to war to keep the oil flowing costs a LOT.

      1. Mikael says:

        Not to mention the hundreds of thousands innocent lives taken in the process.

        The local and global environment are pretty important too.