Electric Buses at the Shanghai World Expo 2010

Volvo Bus Corporation has a joint venture with the Chinese automotive manufacturer, SAIC, since soon 10 years. Sunwin Bus corporation is one of the leading bus manufacturers in China. It is impossible to miss the green and white Sunwin and Volvo buses in Shanghai. They have become synonymous with efficient public transports in one of the most rapidly growing cities in the world.

Electric bus Shanghai
 
Also at the World Expo the modern buses characterise the picture and many of the travellers, that have visited the expo are enthusiastic about the fully electric buses.
 
Super Capacitor Bus Shanghai
 
There are several different version of fully electrical buses. Some are equipped with super capacitors that can charge rapidly at the bus stops. A connector in the roof connects to the stationary electrical installation when the bus stops to let the passenger on to the bus.
 
Another electrical bus is equipped with batteries that can be run for some three hour before they are exchanged to a freshly charged battery pack at one of the end stations.
 
I got the pictures from Björn Brännberg at the event organisation.

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Adjunct Professor of Catalysis at Chalmers University of Technology. Lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, with my wife and three daughters born in 1991, 1994 and 1997. Is a passionate runner.
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