Here it is, the the all-new Hyundai Elec City electric bus, freshly unveiled from the Hyundai Truck & Bus Mega Fair in Korea.
It's equipped with a 256 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, apparently good for up to 290 km (180 miles) of range and a 240 kW electric motor; giving Hyundai's plug-in bus almost 60 miles more range than the all-electric Ioniq passenger car.
Fast charging capability enables the Elec City to fully recharge the battery in just over an hour.
Hyundai intends to begin production and sales of the Elec City in 2018. Can it compete against the like of BYD's eBus empire outside Hyundai's domestic market? We will soon find out!
"Elec City provides a glimpse into the future of the public transportation. The bus demonstrates the suitability of Hyundai Motor’s pioneering fully-electric powertrain for commercial application.
On the road, Elec City boasts best-in-class driving range. With a 256kwh lithium-ion polymer battery, the bus can drive 290km (180 miles) on a single charge. Furthermore, it features a variety of safety- and human-centered facilities, such as Around View Monitoring and a Full Color Digital Cluster."