Nova Bus, a member of the Volvo Group has unveiled its new 100% electric, long-range dual-charging bus, the LFSe+, at the New York Public Transit Association conference in Albany, New York. Powered with up to 564 kWh on onboard energy, the LFSe+ will soon be in the streets of several cities across America, including Broome County, in the state of New York.
The new LFSe+ integrates the electric drive motor and next-generation power electronics from BAE Systems, which uses advanced materials such as silicon carbide to improve heat management. The lower weight and increased power density of the BAE Systems technology also contribute to bus performance and durability, the company says. Powered by an integrated modular system, the electric drive motor decreases maintenance costs and emits no greenhouse gas emissions.