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Bus 490 is a Yutong “E12” ZK6131HG1 plug-in electric bus which entered service in March 2020 on a 12 month trial.

Bus 490 (Yutong ZK6131HG1)

Canberra-based company Electromotiv is leasing the bus and charging equipment to Transport Canberra, with the option to extend the lease or buy outright.

The Yutong bus as supplied was built in Zhengzhou, China. It seats 40 with standing capacity of 17. Its battery capacity is 374kWh using four Lithium-ion battery packs and it reportedly has a maximum range of 400km on a full charge, although the bus configuration can be modified to add or remove battery packs.

Specifications:

Length:12,170mm
Width:2,500mm
Height:3,420mm
Wheel Base:6,000mm
Overhang Front/Rear:2,740mm/3,430mm
Track Front/Rear:2,105mm/1,838mm
Gross Vehicle Mass (max permissible):18,000kg
Engine ArrangementSingle Rear mounted
Drive Motor ModelYTM280-CV9-H
Rate Output:215Kw continuous 350kw peak
Rated Torque:1200Nm
Battery Capacity:374Kwh

Further details:

  • Bus 490 on ACT Bus Gallery
  • Bus 490 on ACT Bus Fleetwiki
  • Media Release – “Electric bus to join Transport Canberra fleet” (ACT Government, 11 Nov 2019)