The electric bus Proterra Catalyst E2 can travel without recharging 560 km
Proterra is a young company specializing in electric buses, presented a model for Catalyst E2, is able to travel without recharging 560 km, a margin of autonomy is not only a significant increase from the previous model, is equal to 415 km, but also ensures continuous operation of Catalyst E2 throughout the day. If you are using E2 on long-distance routes is enough to place the charging stations only at terminal points.
The bus has two batteries with a capacity of 660 kW∙h to Increase the range of walking on a single charge allowed relief chassis and regenerative braking system. Price Catalyst E2 is equal to $799000, more than double the price of a diesel bus of comparable capacity. On the other hand, electric buses do not pollute the air. The first Catalyst E2 buses will be on the road in California in 2017.