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Linkker - electric bus from Finland

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Panu, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Panu

    Panu Member

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    Helsinki, the capital of Finland is starting to use electric busses from this Finnish company:

    ABOUT - LINKKER

    The idea is to always charge it at the end of the route:

    "Range 30-50 km
    Battery capacity 40 - 48 kWh
    Fast charging with 200kW charging power for 3-7 minutes charging"
     
  2. vinnie97

    vinnie97 Not afraid to MAGA

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    Isn't that approaching supercapacitor rates? The SpCs are a "mere" 120...
     
  3. Saghost

    Saghost Well-Known Member

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    I don't know that you need a super capacitor for that - but at 5C that's well up into LiPo territory.

    It is likely also only lower states of charge and accepting some battery heating during the short charge, relying on thermal mass to keep from overheating.

    200 kW for 6 minutes is only 20 kWh...
    Walter
     
  4. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Maybe lithium titanate. That is used by Proterra in the USA.

    One day maybe, city buses will be electric because it's the best value for money. We can hope.
     
  5. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Yes, from their homepage:

    Battery: small size, fast chargeable 40 - 48 kWh Lithium Titanate (LTO) battery
     

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