YANGTSE Motor - Electric bus platform : Utra-Light Bus

YANGTSE Motor 
Electric bus platform: Ultra-lightweight bus

Mission
Yangtse Motor Group commissioned Yellow Window to conceive a new design for an electric city bus. The design language was intended to be totally different from any conventional commercial city bus-build to date, starting with a clean slate and implementing newest available technologies, materials and production methods.

Optimizing the range of an electric bus has much to do with optimizing the weight of the total vehicle. This was key to the entire project were it to succeed.
2015 - 2017
Result
Based on initial research by Yangtse engineers, this vehicle was conceptualized to take full advantage of advancements in materials, use of new materials different to the traditional bus industry, application of new building methods, the latest in battery technology and battery management systems.

Its lightness allows for an electric bus with significant weight savings. Applying differently arranged structural elements mean a far more open and airy interior, as its windows can stretch into the ceiling, providing a very different passenger experience.
From the start, the product design was conceived as a “modular” concept, allowing the exterior and interior to be scaled to fit a variety of bus types, using the technology and allowing for its implementation across a full family of buses serving different markets, cities, and infrastructures.
The Yangtse engineers have looked every part in order – even the smallest – to reduce weight, stripping the city bus to its basic core; eliminating all less important parts and components; and finding smarter lightweight materials and methods to build the entire bus, especially regarding the main structure.
The final product design as proposed by Yellow Window reflects this entire approach.
To date, Yangtse has produced the concept in several lengths for both bus and trolleybus versions.
YANGTSE Motor - Electric bus platform : Utra-Light Bus
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YANGTSE Motor - Electric bus platform : Utra-Light Bus

YANGTSE Motor Group, Electric bus platform: UL (ultra-lightweight bus). Yangtse Motor Group commissioned Yellow Window to conceive a new design f Read More

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