CRS Preview Electrified double-deckers
CRS Preview: Electrified classic double-deckers in Berlin
It may be an oddity in Berlin, Germany, a city tour bus with the looks of a vintage car driving away without engine noise. This is because the city has its first electric double-deckers in public transport. “Berlin’s big yellow” from the last century is now blue or red and electrified.
IAV Cars GmbH converted the MAN SD200 and SD202 classic double-deckers. The buses originally had an engine output of 150 kW and were quickly recognised by a mighty roar when starting. But that was then. In 2023 an environmentally friendly image is more important. According to IAV, electrification means passengers mainly hear tyre, chassis and brake noises.
The electric propulsion system offers a maximum power of 200 kW with a battery capacity of 147 kWh. The high-voltage section operates at 750 volts. During a sightseeing ride, the buses consume 80 kWh per 100 kilometres at an average speed of 11 km/h.
Crash Recovery System
At the request of the Berlin Fire Brigade, the electrified double-deckers are included in the CRS and will be available after downloading the next database update. The interactive rescuesheets provide emergency responders with crucial information in the event of an accident, the location of present safety components and the corresponding deactivation procedures.
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