Commercial vehicle manufacturer Hino has placed electric buses into service at the Hamura City and Tokyo Sky Tree tourist locations in Tokyo. These buses – the first that Hino will be deploying this year – use PowerPhase Select 200 systems from UQM Technologies Inc.
‘We have worked with Hino on this electric bus project for some time, and it is extremely rewarding to have the buses put into public service,’ says Eric Ridenour, president and CEO of UQM Technologies. ‘We are seeing growth in the electrification of the commercial-vehicle market, such as this program with Hino, as well as our volume-production passenger-car systems.’
UQM's PowerPhase Select 200 platform, which features a power-dense electric motor and advanced controller, is rated at 900 Nm of peak torque, 200 kW of peak power and 115 kW of continuous power.