The Australian all-electric bus launched by Brighsun in Melbourne at the end of last year has set a new world record for the greatest distance covered by an electric bus on one charge, at 1,018km!
In November, the bus backed up its inter-state performance with a world-record breaking effort, travelling 1,018km on Victoria’s South Gippsland Highway, between Tooradin and Lang Lang.
According to Brighsun, the bus started its journey at 10pm Saturday November 14 and achieved the record distance just before midnight on the following Sunday, in the presence of a Guinness World Record adjudicator.
What it means, said Brighsun communications director, Gladys Liu, is that commercial electric buses can now travel the whole day or interstate without having to find somewhere to recharge.
“We believe it will bring a whole new concept of public transport with no pollution to Australia and to the world.”
The prototype e-bus was launched at Yuroke, one hour north of Melbourne’s CBD, by Australia-based company Brighsun, as one of four full electric buses ranging from high range capacity route service passenger buses to touring coach.
The bus is the creation of Australia-based company, which has four prototype full electric buses ranging from high range capacity route service passenger buses to touring coaches.
The buses run on a high performance lithium-ion battery combined with proprietary eMotor, battery management and a regenerative braking system.
Brighsun CEO Allen Saylav, also a director of the Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia (SAE), said the technology behind the bus ~ which has been in development for four years ~ had evolved from a desire to deliver clean and sustainable public transport options.
The company also has plans to open manufacturing plants for the e-buses across Australia.