BELGIUM ELECTRIC BUS MARKET
The productivity and service life of the batteries have a direct impact on the electric bus’s performance and cost. Lead-acid, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium-ion, and super capacitors are now used to power electric buses.
Lead-acid, nickel cadmium, and nickel metal hydride batteries are rapidly being phased out of electric buses in favour of lithium-ion batteries, which have a longer battery life.
Lithium-ion batteries have insufficient capacity to power commercial vehicles, such as electric buses, because large loads necessitate more power to provide maximum torque.
BELGIUM ELECTRIC BUS MARKET DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS
|S No||Overview of Development||Development Detailing||Region of Development||Possible Future Outcomes|
|1||60 electric buses for “De Lijn“ in Belgium||The corporation is converting bus transportation to alternate vehicles.||Belgium||This would enhance better Technological Controls|
|2||Belgium continues the electrification of public transport||OTW, a Belgian transport company, has placed another large order for electrified buses with Volvo Buses. The order for 64 Volvo’s latest self-charging hybrid electric buses is the company’s largest to date.||Belgium||This would enhance better Technological Controls|
|3||Belgian public transport to purchase 970 electric buses||De Lijn, a Flemish public transportation provider, is looking for suppliers for 970 electric buses as well as the associated charging infrastructure.||Belgium||This would enhance better Technological Controls|
|4||Van Hool introduces new electric bus series||Van Hool, a Belgian bus maker, has introduced a new bus series with four different vehicle lengths.||Belgium||This would enhance better Technological Controls|
The need to minimise urban pollution and reliance on fossil fuels, as well as expanding national government initiatives toward sustainable public transportation, are driving the electric bus market in Asia Pacific.
The growing need to reduce pollution produced by diesel and gasoline cars is driving demand for electric vehicles such as buses for public transportation in Japan, which is propelling the market for electric buses in the country. Japan is a member of the [email protected] Campaign, which aims to hasten the adoption of electric vehicles.
Multiobus Inc. is a leading mobiliser of the various explorer oriented electric vehicle manufacturer requirements in the market. The Ebusco buses are 12 metres long and have a range of 300 kilometres, which allows them to transport 90 passengers all day.
Multiobus, a forward-thinking and environmentally responsible bus operator, has a first: it is the first in Belgium to have Zero Emission buses on the road.
To provide maximum safety for passengers and other road users, mirrors have been replaced by smart camera systems. Blindspots are highlighted even clearer, and infrared imaging offers crystal-clear views at night.
Van Hool has been one of the most advanced solution provider in the electric bus requirements. Regardless of the vehicle’s length, two ZF Axtrax axles, each delivering 140 kW, power the battery-electric version.
The Akasol batteries have energy capacities ranging from 490 kWh in the 12-meter bus to 686 kWh in the 24-meter double-articulated bus.
Normally, such a body variant is only available as a trolley bus, but Van Hool will sell the 24-metre bus with a battery in the future. The system that is based on heat pump technology and traction heat recovery regulates the temperature inside the car.