German e-mobility specialist Quantron has announced that it will launch its own vehicle, a 12-meter low-floor bus available in battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell variants, which will be priced on par. conventional diesel buses.
Coming from the high-tech Haller NFZ Group, founded in 1882, Quantron is a leading supplier of clean battery and hydrogen electric mobility systems for commercial vehicles such as trucks, buses and vans.
The Quantron 12-meter low-floor bus will be offered in close cooperation with the company’s investor and strategic partner, Ev Dynamics, a Euro-Asian consortium of companies specializing in electric and hydrogen-based mobility.
The city bus will be offered both as a battery electric vehicle (BEV) variant – which should be available to order by the end of the year – as well as a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle variant ( FCEV) which will be available in spring 2022 from the northern hemisphere.
Importantly, the BEV variant will be priced similar to conventional diesel buses, making them very attractive to replace aging and end-of-life buses.
With fully electric propulsion, the new Quantron city bus will be capable of a maximum power of 250 kW and an electric range ranging from 160 to 280 kilometers. Charging power can reach 80 kW with a battery capacity of up to 422 kWh and can be charged via a European standard CCS 2 socket in 3 to 6 hours, depending on the battery size.
This means that the Quantron city bus will be perfect for use in cities around the world, able to charge overnight and be ready for general commuter transport.
With a passenger capacity of between 71 and 95 passengers, the bus is capable of producing a maximum torque of 3,400 Nm and will offer four battery capacities – 242 kWh, 281 kWh, 363 kWh and the aforementioned 422 kWh.