Hyundai Motor Introduces Electric Double-Decker Bus

Hyundai Motor has unveiled an electric double-decker bus – a first of its kind for the company.

Hyundai has equipped the all-new bus with a 384kWh water-cooled high-efficiency polymer battery, with a maximum 300km driving range on a single charge. A full charge can be completed in 72 minutes.

The large electric double-decker bus is 12,990 mm long and 3,995 mm high. It runs on an independent suspension system in the first driving axle, and a 240Kw wheel motor axle combined with a motor in the second axle. A rear-wheel steering system works with the steering system of the first axle.

The bus allows for up to 70 passengers – 11 seats on the first floor and 59 seats on the second floor. Through the implementation of two fixed-in-space wheelchairs, an automatic sliding ramp and low floor design, the double-decker bus secures added accessibility for disabled and mobility impaired passengers.

Advanced safety features include:

  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) that helps identify the driver’s intended driving direction.
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) uses the car’s front-facing camera to help avoid impact or minimise damage by braking autonomously.
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) helps prevent accidental lane departure.

Source: Motor Trader E-Magazine (June 2019 Edition)

7 Jun 2019