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The e18

Electric Jointed City Bus - 18 meters


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The new high-performance electric motors and the battery systems with electronic control, now allows to the electric powered Buses to drive distances absolutely compatible with conventional diesel Buses.

The electric Bus is highly efficient and, although more expensive to purchase, it is much cheaper to manage than using diesel and this makes it very competitive compared to conventional diesel Buses.

JOINTED CITY BUS - 100% Electric - Approved EU M3

e18 is an Electric City Bus, 18 meters long (jointed), can carry up to 135 people.

e18 is Green Friendly - it is Environmental's Friend because vehicle with Zero Direct Emissions, which means it does not emit toxic gases, pollutants or GHG.



MILEAGE UP TO 300 Km, without interruption of service for battery replacement or recharging (upgradeable with other configurations of batteries).

100% ELECTRIC - equipped with the new high-performance electric motors of 160/230 kW and a large-capacity battery pack assembled with cells LiFeSO4 (individually monitored by an innovative system of BMS) and with a life more than 2500 cycles charge.

HIGH CAPACITY 'OF TRANSPORTATION - 135 people with 48 seats and 1 space for a wheelchair.

OPTIMIZED CONSTRUCTION of the Chassis and transmission for the use of electric motors for a further reduction of energy consumption.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION - The e18-double consumes about 1,0 kWh per Km (inclusive heating) and is therefore much economic than a classic diesel bus.

MAINTENANCE COSTS - between 70% to 80% less, compared to diesel bus.

NOISE POLLUTION REDUCED - enough to perceive the sound of tires rolling.

EUROPEAN APPROVED BUS M3 - According to the specifications 2007/46/EC as amended by EC Regulation 214/2014.


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Range and Charging models - We use a Lithium iron phosphate batteries (LiFeSO4), currently the safest and more used cell technology. By uses in a range up to 300 km/day, the overnight charging and a standard battery pack are sufficient. For range above 300 Km the operator can choose to make partial recharges with short stop or use bigger battery packs.

MORE THAN 2500 CYCLES CHARGE - cycle life expectancy), that is almost 5/6 years old and the complete battery recycling at end of life.

Possible Charging models:
- Overnight charging (slow charge): e.g.100A (40 kWh) = 5/6 hours (*)
- Fast charging: e.g. 200A (75 kWh) = 2,5 hours (*)
- Boost-Charging (ultra fast charge): e.g. 500A (200kWh) = 1 hour.

(*) The Internal or External battery charger is included.

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Length × Width × Height 17990 × 2500 × 3180 mm (with a.c.)
Front overhang/rear overhang 2730/3260 mm
Front wheel base/rear wheel base 5800 / 6200 mm
Front/Middle/Rear wheel tread 2096/1860/1860 mm
Complete bus mass 18000 kg
Max. loading mass 28000 kg
Grade ability ≥20%
Max. speed 80 km/h
Min. turning diameter ≤24m
Approach/departure angle 7°/ 6°
Min.ground clearance ≥190mm
Inner height ≥2200mm
Passenger/seat 135/48 + 1 disable place


Front/middle/rear axleZF front / middle / rear axle, max. capacity 7500/11500/13000 Kg, Disc brake
Bus hinge plateHubner hinged plate with connecting shed
Brake systemDisc service brake, storage spring parking brake. WABCO ABS
SuspensionWABCO ECAS, air suspension F.2 / M.4 / R.4
TireMichelin 275/70R22.5, 10 pcs, Aluminium alloy wheels boss
OthersHoland Groeneveld Centralized lubrication system, all controls through CAN bus. DWP dashboard

Drive Motor Drive Motor (Water Cooling), 160 / 230kW, 1450/3500N·m; Integrated Motor Controller(Water Cooling).
Battery LiFeSO4 single cell 90Ah/3.2V.
Single cell battery management system, thermal containment, intrinsically safe.
Total capacityup to 518 kWh
(414/466/518kWh package optionally)
Energy Consumptionapprox. 1,1 kWh/km.
High voltage
auxiliary control box
400A,Including Vehicle control ECU,Two 110A DC/DC,Network Bridge system and Charging Control system
Electric Air PumpScrew pump 3KW, max. air pressure 10 bar.
Elec. Steering Pump15L/min-1000rpm, 2.2/4.5kW.
ChargerOn-Board or Independent charger (included), 600V/66/125A,40/75kW


Bus constructionAll-bearing body structure, steel / aluminium framework, alumniun alloy covering plate.
Paint Imported ICI metallic paint, customized pattern design.
External lighting E-marked, side lights for turning signal is easy to replace.
FrontThe cover of front headlights and bumper can be opened independently. There are compressed air valve and low-voltage battery charging connector.
Rear view mirrorElectric defroster.
Air conditioner2 sets of electric A/C, cooling and heating
WindowsWhite laminated front windshield, tempered rear glass, light gray side glass, white passenger door glass. Side windows are fully closed except the driver window is sliding.
Passenger DoorPneumatic passenger door with anti-pinch system, front in-ward swing door, middle & rear are out-ward sliding doors, and manual ramp for disabled people at middle door place.
Interior decoration Independent driving area, Continental DWP dashboard, bus stop brake switched on by hand on drivers cockpit, neutral sunshade. LED interior lighting, stainless steel handrails, aluminium alloy air duct with removable structure access door and square head l
SeatIsringhausen driver seat, air suspension, alam function. FAINSA passenger seat, good quality.
FloorThe Finland wood floor covered with the LG floor leather.
Audio / Video No need install, reserves the place and harness.
Others Traveling data recorder, reserved GPS contactor, LCD reversing monitor (saiwei 7-inch LCD screen), stop teller, Hella electric horn, electronic clock.