Chariot e-bus employs the cutting edge ultra-capacitor technology and features:
• a top quality, low floor monoquoce body, made by Higer, a Scania partner, probably the second biggest bus builder in the World;
• electric motor and controller supplied by Siemens (Germany);
• air cushions and brakes by WABCO (Germany); axles and steering by ZF (Germany);
• doors by BODE (Germany);
• and many more modern features , such as Wi-Fi, LCD displays, electric announcement boards etc.
Equipped with a second generation Aowei ultra-capacitor, Chariot e-bus is:
• capable to safely travel about 20 km with only one charging for 3-5 minutes at the terminal;
• a very economical means of transportation expected to consume about 1 kWh energy per km on average (fully loaded, with AC);
• recuperation of about 25% of the energy in the course of braking and/or descent;
• like every electric vehicle, extremely low maintenance cost due to absence of numerous, expensive-to-maintain systems (cooling, fuel, exhaust, air supply, oiling, gearbox, timing belts, etc.).
For its European launch in Sofia, the Chariot e-bus has passed hundreds of tests of the Uropean homologation.