Yutong, BYD, Foton, Zhongtong, King Long and Higer are the companies that have managed to enter – for the moment – the electric bus market and – in some cases – the Chilean public transport market.
Below, from greater to lesser range, the range available on the market:
Over 200 kilometres
With a range of 237 kilometres, the 90-passenger Foton eBus U12 SC is the model with the longest range on a single charge. It has a consumption of 1.63 kwh/km.
The Zhongtong LCK6122EVG can travel 222.3 kilometres carrying up to 88 passengers with a fuel consumption of 1.58 kwh/km.
Yutong’s ZK6128BEVG, on the other hand, achieves a range of 219.7 kilometres. It has a capacity for 87 passengers and a fuel consumption of 1.48 kwh/km.
The Zhongtong LCK6106EVG and the King Long XMQ 6127G PLUS are very close behind. The former, with a fuel consumption of 1.46 kwh/km, achieves a range of 216 kilometres with a total capacity of up to 74 passengers. The King Long XMQ 6127G PLUS, on the other hand, can travel 215 kilometres on a single charge and consumes 1.74 kwh/km.
Between 100 and 200 kilometres
The Zhongtong LCK6180EVG achieves a range of 196 kilometres and is the only articulated electric bus on the market with a capacity of 141 passengers. Its fuel consumption is 2.67 kwh/km.
This is followed by the 45-passenger King Long XMQ 6900G with a range of 186 kilometres and a kwh/km equivalent of 1.13.
The – for the moment – only Higer model on the Chilean market achieves a range of 181 kilometres. The reference is for the E 130.30 (KLQ6122GEV) with a capacity of 95 passengers and a consumption of 1.9 kwh/km.
176.1 is the range in kilometres for the 81-passenger BYD K9 FE and 1.48 kwh/km is the consumption for this bus.
Zhongtong LCK6850EVG with 62 passengers as total capacity can travel 167 kilometres on one charge while consuming 1.2 kwh/km.
BYD’s other offer on the market achieves a range of 138.6 kilometres. It is the 45-passenger K7 model which consumes 1.13 kwh/km.
With 104 kilometres of range is the 47-passenger Foton eBus U8.5 QC. This e-bus reports a consumption of 1.24 kwh/km.
Less than 100 kilometres
Below this mark is the Foton eBus U12 QC, which achieves a range of 90.9 kilometres and can carry up to 90 passengers with a consumption of 1.67 kwh/km.
It should be clarified that the aforementioned public bodies collected the data offered in the article of the thirteen models of e-buses in the measurement according to Exempt Resolution No. 2.243: “Technical protocol to obtain energy consumption in urban public transport buses in the city of Santiago”.
All these results are public information that can be corroborated in the following link