The Optimuss E-Pluss is a revolutionary electric bus that offers a sustainable, comfortable, and efficient solution for urban transportation. It is the result of a collaboration between Busscar, a leading bus manufacturer in Latin America, and BYD, a global leader in electric vehicles.
The Busscar's Optimuss E-Pluss combines the best of both worlds: the design and quality of Busscar's buses and the technology and performance of BYD's batteries and motors. It is an integral bus, meaning that it does not have a separate chassis and body but rather a single structure that provides more space, stability, and safety.
The Benefits of the Optimuss E-Pluss
The Optimuss E-Pluss has many advantages over conventional buses, such as:
- Zero emissions: The Optimuss E-Pluss runs entirely on electricity, which means that it does not produce any harmful emissions that contribute to air pollution and climate change. It also reduces noise pollution, creating a more pleasant environment for passengers and pedestrians.
- Low operating costs: The Optimuss E-Pluss has a lower cost per kilometer than diesel buses, thanks to its high energy efficiency and low maintenance requirements. According to Busscar, the Optimuss E-Pluss can save up to 75% in fuel costs and up to 60% in maintenance costs compared to diesel buses.
- High autonomy: The Optimuss E-Pluss has a range of up to 300 kilometers on a single charge, which is enough to cover most urban routes without needing to recharge during the day. The battery can be fully charged in about four hours using a fast charger, or in eight hours using a normal charger.
- High capacity: The Busscar's Optimuss E-Pluss can carry up to 80 passengers, depending on the configuration. It has a spacious interior with ergonomic seats, air conditioning, LED lighting, USB ports, Wi-Fi, and an entertainment system. It also has a low floor and wide doors for easy access and mobility for people with disabilities.
- High safety: The Optimuss E-Pluss has a robust structure that meets the highest standards of safety and quality. It has ABS brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, hill start assist, reverse camera, fire detection system, emergency exits, and seat belts. It also has a smart dashboard that monitors the status of the battery, motor, and other components.
The Success of the Optimuss E-Pluss
The Busscar's Optimuss E-Pluss was launched in 2020 and has since been well-received by both customers and users. It has been deployed in several cities in Colombia, such as Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla, Cartagena, and Bucaramanga. It has also been exported to other countries in Latin America, such as Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama.
The Optimuss E-Pluss has proven to be a reliable and convenient option for urban mobility, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, operating costs, and noise levels. It has also improved the comfort and satisfaction of passengers, who enjoy a smoother and quieter ride.
The Optimuss E-Pluss is not only a bus but also a symbol of innovation and sustainability. It is part of Busscar's vision to create "the best buses for the best cities", and BYD's mission to "build your dreams". Together, they are changing the future of urban mobility with the Optimuss E-Pluss.