Hyundai Motor Introduces Electric Double-Decker Bus

Hyundai Motor recently unveiled an electric double-decker bus which is a first of its kind for Hyundai, and is part of the company’s effort to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.

The all-new electric double-decker bus is shown at the ‘Land, Infrastructure and Transport Technology Fair’ held in Korea, co-hosted by Hyundai and the national Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, lasting from May 29 to 31.

To develop the company’s first electric double-decker bus, Hyundai worked for 18 months on a project supported by the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, which began in 2017.

The bus allows up to 70 passengers – 11 seats on the first floor and 59 seats on the second floor – 1.5 times as many passengers as compared to that of a regular bus. 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.

As part of the company’s effort to increase efficiency and to reduce vehicle emissions, Hyundai equipped the all-new bus with a 384 kWh water-cooled high-efficiency polymer battery, with a maximum 300 km 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 for a more comfortable ride, and a 240kW wheel motor axle combined with a motor in the second axle that minimizes loss of electricity. A rear-wheel steering system works in coherence with the steering system of the first axle, optimizing steering performance.

“The double-decker electric bus is an environmentally friendly vehicle optimized for global eco-friendly trends,” said ByoungWoo Hwang, Head of Commercial Vehicle Advanced Engineering team at Hyundai Motor. “This will not only ultimately improve the air quality, but also contribute greatly to easing commuting hour traffic congestion by accommodating more passengers.”

Alex Miedema

Recent Posts

Vissers Veluwse foto-archief: truckersbal en potje pullen

Erwin Visser: "Deze week was de week van hemelvaart. Na maandag al vrij geweest te zijn geweest zijn mijn collega…

14 uur ago

Beste Babette (deel 141) verboden de Pyramide te betreden

Beste Babette, de week begon met uitslapen, want jawel: Wingman en ik hadden lekker een weekje vrij! Eerst maar eens…

21 uur ago

De oogst van week 19 2021

Met onder andere de bijvangst van de nieuwe DAF, een wâldfrysk regiorondje om klompen te halen bij Scherjon, de vaste…

3 dagen ago

Stoere nieuwe Scania voor Sjoerd Jongema

Vanochtend (15 mei 2021) heeft Scania dealer Rinsma in Berlikum deze schitterende Scania R450 afgeleverd aan Sjoerd Jongema in Harlingen.…

3 dagen ago

Nieuwe Tekno modellen week 19 2021

Vanaf vandaag zijn er weer een paar hele mooie nieuwe modellen te koop bij Tekno. Via tekno.nl zijn deze te…

4 dagen ago

Blogpost 10.000: JUBILEUMQUIZ

Dit is de 10.000e blogpost op alexmiedema.nl! Om dat feestje te vieren geef ik een paar mooie prijzen weg met…

6 dagen ago