Quantron presented the Cizaris EV, a 12-meter battery electric bus, with a capacity of up to 95 passengers and a range of up to 370 kilometers. In a first phase, it will be launched in the markets of Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Scandinavia and Southern Europe. A fuel-cell version is planned for 2023.
the germans of Quantron presented their first electric bus, called the Cizaris 12 EV, which was designed for urban transport and has a drivetrain made up of lithium-ion phosphate batteries from CATL and a central synchronous electric motor from Dana.
Cizaris represents the debut of Quantron, the company resulting from a separation from Haller GmbH in 2019, in the sustainable bus market segment. The designers of the new German brand used the platform of a bus that has already proven its reliability in Asia. The introduction of brand-specific styling elements and the adaptations required by operators will take place at the Quantron factory in Augsburg-Gersthohen, Germany.
The vehicle’s front section features a large windscreen, which extends far below and a large radius on the outside, leaving room for the brand’s logo. As it was designed from scratch as an electric bus, it does not have the traditional engine tower at the rear.
Autonomy up to 370 km
The bus’s electric driveline is based on a combination of lithium-ion phosphate batteries and a Dana/TM4 central synchronous electric motor. Battery modules are supplied by CATL, with capacities ranging from 242 to 424 kWh, and are ceiling mounted. Charging can be carried out in fast mode with direct current, an operation that can take between two and five hours. In the medium-strong eSORT2 cycle, a full charge allows you to travel between 220 and 370 kilometers.
The Dana/TM4 water-cooled central electric motor is based on the permanent synchronous (PSM) principle and has a continuous power of 145 kW and a maximum of 245 kW, with a maximum torque of 1055 and 3329 Nm, respectively. With the introduction of a fuel cell version, an even more powerful driveline will be introduced.
Depending on the battery, the Quantron Cizaris 12 EV offers between 24 and 35 seats, while the total capacity is from 81 to 95 passengers. The German brand announces a two-year warranty for the vehicle and eight years or 3000 charging cycles (or 80% of battery capacity) for the batteries.
Access is ensured by two or three doors measuring 1.2 meters wide, making it easier for passengers to enter and exit. The wide wheelbase or the optional third door contribute to a feeling of high interior space, as does the height of 2449 mm.
Fuel-cell version planned
In a first phase, the Cizaris 12 EV will be available in the markets of Eastern Europe, Middle East, Scandinavia and Southern Europe. Given the specific requirements of the German market, the Cizaris EV will only be launched in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the second half of 2022 .
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For the commercialization of this electric bus, Quantron will bet on international public tenders, launched by major European operators.
In addition to the battery-electric version, a fuel cell variant is also planned to be launched in 2023.