BAE unveils next-gen drive system for transit buses

BAE Systems, a UK-based maker of hybrid and electric drive systems, has unveiled its next-generation electric power and drive system for transit buses.

BAE says the new Series-EV system uses fewer, lighter, and more compact components, making it easier to install and reduce the need for future maintenance. The system’s light weight and reduced number of connections help to make the most of its power, which sets up buses to travel longer distances on a single charge.

Operators can customize the system based on their propulsion or accessory power requirements. For example, larger buses that require more traction power and air conditioning would increase the accessory power needed.

“Many cities are striving to get to zero emissions with their bus fleets,” said BAE Systems VP Steve Trichka. “Our Series-EV system provides operators with a highly reliable and low-cost battery-electric option that not only gives them more flexibility and capability, but allows them to completely eliminate emissions from their bus fleets.”

Source: BAE Systems

  • Daniel

    Well done.

  • jamcl3

    I saw an announcement elsewhere that Nova bus has fielded this drive train with a battery pack approaching 0.6 MWh. Nice. Too bad Nova Bus’ parent company is not at that level yet, but I trust they will be soon.