The Next Generation Battery Swappable Electric Buses
As long as we can wait for another five minutes to take Aleees' electric bus. Each passenger can reduce CO2 emissions by 128 tons each year while saving 50,000 liters of diesel fuel. Although hybrid electric buses seem to save more energy and reduce carbon emission than diesel buses. In fact, the hybrid electric buses can only increase the fuel efficiency by 25% and it will still emit CO2.
Aleees has the strength of manufacturing the cathode material. By integrating the upstream and downstream industrial resources, and innovates battery which can meet operation’s demands, reduce the cost of electric bus, and achieves the goal of electric bus could be popularized. Aleees cooperates with SONY to manufactures battery cells, and innovates the “ best heart” of electric bus. Simens is another partner of Aleees, according to Siemens’ professional electronic control and vehicle safety technology, Aleees has set up Taiwan's first "battery swapping system low-floor electric bus" which is completely powered by electricity. It does not produce any carbon dioxide while running and has no harm to the environment. By integrating with the existing mass transit system, a zero-carbon emission and pollution free "green transportation network" can be achieved.
Assume that a city diesel bus is running for a fixed distance of approximately 200 kilometers everyday which is equivalent to the travel distance of 9 - 10 cars per day, that is, the carbon emission from a diesel bus is approximately a total carbon emissions from 10 cars. In addition, the bus is one of the public transportation with a number of passengers equivalent to the total of passengers for several cars. If the present diesel buses and hybrid buses are replaced with electric buses, not only the carbon emissions can be reduced, but also the carbon emissions per capita can be thus significantly reduced to achieve the goal of carbon reduction and to leave us a comfortable and clean living environment.
In terms of the calculation based on energy consumption. If the current number of diesel buses are 4000 in the entire Taipei City. For the travel distance of 200 km per day, one diesel bus may consume 31,755 liters of diesel fuel and CO2 emissions are approximately 87 tons. For 4000 buses, the total CO2 emissions of 350,000 tons, Aleees believes the urban area "green transport network" can be the high dependence on the petroleum and the impact on the environment by human if we can replace diesel buses with electric buses as well as coordinate with other public transportation.
Aleees' electric Buses have eliminated conventional complicated transmission system and proposed a dual power technology. By integrating Siemens' electrical system design for a lifespan of 20 years to reduce the energy loss coming from the road surface condition so as to allow each part of the energy to be utilized completely. By eliminating the conventional transmission system, the space can be regained for the passengers. Accordingly, the low-floor electric buses could be constructed to facilitate the convenience for the elders, the children, the pregnant and the disables to get on/off the bus.
In addition, Aleees' electric buses not only have the advantage of zero emissions of carbon dioxide but also have much higher economic values than the conventional diesel buses. In simple terms, the operating cost for pure-electric buses is only about one-tenth of that for diesel buses. Although the initial purchase cost is relatively higher, Aleees promotes the battery swapping system that allows electric buses not to worry about the low battery or any problem that may occur. The battery swapping system further shows Aleees' confidence and strength on its cathode material which can minimize the initial one-time cost by battery leasing so that the overall cost of electric buses is equivalent to the existing diesel buses. In this way, the industry and government's cost pressures can be reduced.