BYD eBus Sets Range Record at 192 Miles; Had Plenty of Juice to Spare (w/video)

JUN 22 2013 BY MARK KANE 7

BYD eBus

BYD eBus

One of BYD’s eBus electric buses is currently being tested in Poland.

The bus recently trekked for Warsaw (the capital of Poland) to Kraków for its second test stage.  It completed the journey under its own power, thus setting the range record for electric buses at 310 km/192 miles on public roads.

BYD eBus

BYD eBus

Moreover, the bus had 31% of its battery capacity left, so it would have been possible to drive, in optimal conditions, about 430 km/265 miles.

But you must remember that the record-setting eBus was drivien in the night, without passengers and at slow speeds (less than 34 mph on the average).

In normal use, it can serve in city centers for 250 km (155 miles) with air conditioning on.

BYD is testing its electric buses across Europe while collecting orders.

For now, the Chinese manufacturer delivered only 8 eBus in Europe – (6 to Schiermonnikoog island and 2 to Milan), but the number of outstanding orders in Europe has grown to 35.  That’s more than in North America.

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7 Comments on "BYD eBus Sets Range Record at 192 Miles; Had Plenty of Juice to Spare (w/video)"

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Would be nice to get specifics like kwh capacity, motor power, ancillary loading, that sort of thing.

Just checked evworld. Battery is apparently 325 kwh although no one expressly says so.

…no problemo, (=

Curb Weight: 30,423lb
Seats: 27 + 4 + 1(driver)
Top Speed: 62.1 mph
Max Power: 150 kW (wheel-hub)
Rated Power: 110 kW
Max Torque: 450 Nm

Battery Capacity : 325 kWh
Chemistry: Fe
Charge time: 100kW – 3hours

Thanks Jay\

I find this site to be somewhat more highbrow than the others I’m on. Thanks for the info.

I figure thats around 150 amps figuring a 220Y/380 system

Thanks Bill, we try (or at least attempt) to offer pieces that can appeal to the different level of interest in plug-ins. Some people are new to the segment and/or just want the basics on the main handful of cars…while others want to get right in there, like yourself, and talk Chinese buses, (=

This is all I could find on what BYD says of the charging options (I guess there is actually two):

C100D – three phase 480 +/- 10% charge voltage – 100kW – 3 hours

C60 -three phase 208 +/1 10% charge voltage – 60 kW – 5 hours

To my knowledge both 60 and 100 kW are DC fast chargers (with 3-phase supply).

Damn, 325kWh is a pretty big pack