Astonbus, long range transit bus

http://www.astonbus.com/

I couldn’t find an videos on youtube or pictures to download from their site, but a reader brought this bus to my attention.  It has a claimed range of 500k (310 miles) and 8 hr recharge time at 400v and 100a.  It looks like they are looking into offering a coach version which would make image concious rockers happy, and make for the new proposed TTXGP Matters party bus. 😀

How does it compare to the Proterra?  Well, it is different horses for courses.  The (one of?) Proterra model only has an 80kWh pack it can recharge in only 10 minutes.  I think there is room for both of these buses in the market as no city is exactly the same as the other.  Very cool tech!

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