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Tesla electric public transport bus

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Electric96, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Electric96

    Electric96 New Member

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    Most public transport buses goes around 15 miles or 24km from first to last station and they usually use around 1.5kwh per km, so it needs 40kwh battery and if tesla uses its nickel-manganese-cobalt battery which tesla uses in powerwall it would cost 16280$ which is comparable with brand new diesel engine. New electric buses are twice or more price of diesel buses so tesla would be very competitive in that market. Also if bus would recharge at 430kw charging station bus would recharge for 5min which is time bus makes pause at last station. Tesla powerwall has 5000 cycles of lifespan so it means that buses would change battery every year if bus is recharged 15 times per day(15 cycles per day).
     
  2. Electric96

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    If bus dives 350km per day it would use 175l of diesel or 135$ or 48.600$ per year which is three times more than the price of tesla battery.
     

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