Škoda succeeded for the first time with its Turkish sister, it will supply electric buses for Prague
Dopravní podnik hl. m Prague (DPP) announced today in one report two traffic premieres. For the first time, Prague will receive electric buses with a standard length of 12 meters, while they will be delivered by Pilsen-based Škoda Electric, which succeeded in the tender for the first time with its Turkish sister company Temsa. Since October, it has belonged (as well as Škoda) to the wings of the PPF Group.
Škoda Electric succeeded in the tender for 14 electric buses, which DPP announced last year. The first Škoda E’City electric bus should arrive in Prague this December, the remaining 13 at the beginning of next year. This is the first delivery of electric buses that Škoda Electric will be able to make on the Temsa bus platform.
DPP plans to deploy new Czech-Turkish vehicles mainly on lines 154 and 213. The total value of the contract, including possible options (for example, for the purchase of new batteries) is 207 million crowns.
The Škoda E’City is a low-floor battery electric bus of the M3 / I category with full-vehicle air conditioning and a transport capacity of 69 people. To facilitate boarding and alighting of passengers, it is equipped with a body tilting system (so-called kneeling), which allows you to lower the boarding edge of the door. The electric bus is equipped with a device for automatic counting of transported passengers and a camera system, including accident cameras.
The manufacturer provides a warranty period of 67 months for the vehicle and 85 months for the traction battery, during which time the electric bus must be able to reach the declared range of 100 kilometers in normal city traffic, including the use of air conditioning or heating. The charging infrastructure will be built by DPP in the Vršovice garages and at the Strašnická and Želivského final stops. The vehicle will be equipped with a fast charging by means of a sprung pantograph, the charging device is in the form of a trolleybus trolley.
“By purchasing the first 14 electric buses, we are fulfilling our alternative fuel strategy and starting to build a new fleet of low-emission and zero-emission road vehicles at DPP.” said DPP chief Petr Witowski. According to him, the company wants to announce further public contracts for the purchase of 140 hybrid buses, 15 articulated trolleybuses for line 140, 45 battery trolleybuses of standard length for electrification of lines on the left bank of the Vltava. And next year the bus will also be tested on hydrogen.
In this tender, Škoda has joined forces for the first time in terms of bodywork with a new partner from the group. PPF completed the acquisition of a half stake in Temse in October. Temsa was founded in 1968. It produces over 10,000 buses and light trucks a year. “I am glad that the Prague transport company will acquire the latest Škoda E’City electric bus. It will thus benefit from the substantial strengthening of the Škoda Group in the field of wheeled vehicles, thanks to the acquisition of Temsa by the PPF Groups, “ added Zdeněk Majer, Member of the Board of Directors and Senior Vice President for Sales of the Škoda Transportation Group and Member of the Board of Directors of Temsa.
Škoda Electric presented the new E’City electric bus in the autumn of 2017 at the CzechBus trade fair. At that time, the electric bus was the result of a collaboration with Ivec (he had a Heuliez body).
Basic technical data of the Škoda E’City electric bus:
Manufacturer: Škoda Electric as
Length: 12,095 meters
Width: 2.55 meters
Height: 3.3 meters
Wheelbase: 5,805 mm
Total maximum weight: 19,000 kg
Top speed: 80 km / h
Number of axles: 2
Number of driven axles: 1
Number of steered axles: 1
Number of doors: 3 double
Boarding height: 32 cm
Total number of seats: 28 (of which 2 folding)
Total number of passengers: 69
Declared service life: 12 years
Guaranteed declared range: 100 km in normal city traffic using air conditioning or heating
Engine power: 160 kW
Fast charging power: up to 150 kW
Backup plug-in charging: The vehicle is equipped with a standardized charging socket type CCS 2.