Australian battery electric bus manufacturer Custom Denning has announced that it is now taking orders for its much-anticipated Element electric bus (pictured).
Transport for NSW procurement panel approved, and available for delivery from Q3, 2021, the first full production models are currently on the production line at the company’s St Marys, Sydney manufacturing plant.
According to Custom Denning: “Thus far the data collected from the Element prototypes through trials with several operators is revealing some astonishing figures.
“Operator efficiencies range from 0.6 kW per Km, through to 0.8 kW per Km, depending on operating conditions, indicating world leading electric bus performance.”
Utilising solid state batteries designed to operate in harsh climates without the need of cooling systems, the expected running time on a full charge is approximately 16 hours (300km).
When fully expended, the complete battery charge cycle is expected to take approximately 5 hours.
The company said that so far driver and operator feedback from trials has been extremely positive, with one bus operator placing immediate orders after having compared the Element to other electric buses.
To further strengthen their commitment to supply a complete solution , Custom Denning have partnered with Siemens to become a certified Siemens agent.
Manufactured on a stainless steel monocoque chassis, the bus is complimented with a ZF undercarriage/driveline, and is built to withstand a 25 year dynamic service life.
Picture: Custom Denning Element battery electric bus
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