New long-range electric bus boasts dual charging options.
Canadian manufacturer, Nova Bus has introduced LFSe+, its newest fully electric bus with dual charging options – OppCharge and depot charging.
OppCharge technology uses a pantograph mounted on external infrastructure for quick charging while in service. Depot charging technology plugs directly into the bus to provide current to the battery while the bus is parked.
With a total battery capacity of 594 kWh, the LFSe+ can run between 340 to 470 km before needing a charge, depending on power demands and operating conditions.
“We are excited to introduce our new, long-range 100% electric bus to our customers,” said Martin Larose, Vice-President and General Manager of Nova Bus. “This launch marks an important moment in the evolution of electric transportation in North America.”
The two Canadian Nova Bus plants, located in Saint-Eustache and Saint-François-du-Lac in the province of Quebec, currently employs more than 1,000 people, while the Plattsburgh plant in New York has more than 300 employees.