Hyundai Motor has unveiled a 70 passenger electric double-decker bus designed to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.
The all-new bus is equipped 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.
To develop the company’s first electric double-decker bus, Hyundai worked for 18 months on the project with support from the Korean government.
ByoungWoo Hwang, Head of Commercial Vehicle Advanced Engineering team at Hyundai Motor, says: “The double-decker electric bus is an environmentally friendly vehicle optimized for global eco-friendly trends. This will not only ultimately improve the air quality, but also contribute greatly to easing commuting hour traffic congestion by accommodating more passengers.”
The bus also offers advanced safety features such as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) which uses the car’s front-facing camera to help detect an imminent collision and avoid impact or minimize damage by braking autonomously.