EURABUS SELECTS BMZ BATTERIES
The German BMZ Group has signed a 150 million euro agreement with Eurabus GmbH to deliver battery systems for their E-buses.
The framework agreement governs a long-term collaboration to create system solutions for E-buses, and covers over 1’000 battery systems for buses scheduled to be delivered over the next 2-3 years.
The BMZ Group develops battery systems for E-Buses with a length of 12 and 18 meters, designed for use in urban traffic. The lithium ion battery developed in the E.Volution Center has its own battery management system, and ensures E-buses can continue driving even in case of a partial battery failure.
“The buses are outfitted with capacities of up to 790 kWh using a modular system, which means they can drive 650 kilometres without a charge,” Dirk Oestreich, CTO at BMZ, explains.
The cells for the Eurabus E-buses are round cells with a high energy density which BMZ manufactures in Japan.