BAE Systems is a name more frequently associated with aircraft, weapons and nuclear submarines. However, the company is a global leader in Hybrid electric propulsion systems. The company has more than 10,000 hybrid systems in operation. These systems transport more than 2 Billion people and travel 330 million miles per year across cities like Paris, London, New York and San Fransisco. These hybrid systems are claimed to have saved 22 million gallons of fuel an reduced 250,000 tons of Carbon di Oxide.
However, not satisfied with their offerings, BAE Systems has now introduced a new generation battery electric system along with new control systems. BAE Systems has christened the new generation battery electric vehicle system as Series-EV. The Series-EV systems are designed for transit bus systems for global cities. This new BAE system uses lighter components and lesser number of connections in the electrical system to improve the efficiency. The reduced weight allows for lower energy requirement and thus overall the new generation battery ev system has resulted in larger ranges for these transot buses. The unique design of this new generation propulsion allows operators to customize the buses based on their propulsion or accessory power requirements. For exmple larger buses would require more traction power, while the addition of air conditioning would increase the accessory power needed by the bus.
“Many cities are striving to get to zero emissions with their bus fleets and we are committed to supporting them with all-electric solutions that meet their needs and exceed their expectations, our Series-EV system provides operators with a highly reliable and low-cost battery electric option that not only gives them more flexibility and capability, but allows them to completely eliminate emissions on their bus fleets.” said Steve Trichka, vice president and general manager of Power & Propulsion Solutions at BAE Systems.