Equipmake, Beulas develop ‘longest range’ double-decker electric bus

Equipmake, Beulas develop ‘longest range’ double-decker electric bus

The Beulas Jewel E bus, powered by Equipmake’s Zero Emission Drivetrain and boasting battery options of up to 543kWh and a maximum range of 250 mi, could play a crucial role in UK Government’s zero-emission Bus Back Better strategy.
Electric powertrain supplier Equipmake and Spanish coachbuilder Beulas have launched the Jewel E bus boasting a range of up to 250 mi (402 km) — claimed to be the longest for any electric double-decker in the world. The British-built electric powertrain was designed and developed at Equipmake’s facility in Norfolk, UK, with the body produced by Beulas in Girona, Spain.

The duo says that the cost-effective and highly efficient bus will help to reduce local emissions in urban environments, improve air quality, and reduce running costs for operators — no matter the city, from London to Las Vegas. It will also help meet ever-increasing demand, with the global electric bus market expected to accelerate from 300,000 vehicles to 1 million per year by 2030, according to a report by Arthur D. Little.

“Improving urban air quality is a global problem,” said Ian Foley, Managing Director, Equipmake. “At the same time, operators want vehicles that are cost-effective and highly efficient, while governments and local bodies need bus manufacturers to bring advanced technology to market quickly. Equipmake has t
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