OwnerFinnish Electric Vehicle Tech. Ltd.
Owner's Other EVs1999 Citroen Berlingo Electrique
1997 Subaru Elcat Lithium
2005 BMW 530i E60
LocationSouthern Finland Finland map
Vehicle1995 Neoplan Bus
A handmade conversion for a customer. Magnet Motor company has been involved to this bus project to some extend.
Motor Magnet Motor Permanent Magnet DC
Lazy 45 kW for Bus
DrivetrainMagnet Motor permanent Magnet motor multiphase 2 gears automatic Pneumatic gearbox.
Controller Magnet Motor
Nice water cooled CAN interfaced multichannel controller. Looks pro.
Batteries50 Thunder Sky TS-LFP350AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion
From one of the first patches of LFP350 ever made. Still working nicely.
System Voltage160 Volts
ChargerFEVT 3 pcs of PAC3200
Integrated to CCS.
Heater15000 Watt diesel heater.
DC/DC ConverterFEVT PAC3200
3200 W DC/DC made for FEVT. 24V supply for vehicle systems. There is original DC/DC too, but isolation issues dictated the setup.
InstrumentationTFT touch screen with all reguired vehicle data. CCS interface. GPS, 3G data, Internet, remote diagnostics, Realtime SSH to server for data logging.
Top Speed43 MPH (69 KPH)
Slow and snail alike acceleration. A real city bus. Climbs very steep hills nicely thou. So there must be torque. Can be reprogrammed up to 56 MPH.
Accelerationhave not seen it anywhere there.
Range100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
Within city traffic about 100 miles.
Watt Hours/Mile560 Wh/Mile
What can be expected from 13000 pound bus ?
EV Miles
Current:51,250 Miles (82,461 Kilometers)
    As of 8/9/2008
Seating Capacity17 seats and rest stands. 30 all together.
Curb Weight13,000 Pounds (5,909 Kilograms)
Fully loaded with 34 passengers and 4000 lbs of batteries.
TiresNot that big. Have to check.
Conversion Timemust have taken some time
Conversion Cost350000 euros
Additional FeaturesDoes NOT spin wheels nor burn rubber. Shame. Someday.. Someday!
Nicely sits the whole family for trips to city and back. Groceries fit too. :)

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