Yutong targets Europe with all-new U12 electric bus
Yutong’s stand at Busworld, Brussels, revealed its all-new U12 electric bus - specifically targeting the European market.
With a new eye-catching body shape, compared with the previous model, it also has composite material outer surface to reduce weight. Inside are newly-designed City seats.
The 11.9m bus has a ZF AVE130 electric rear axle (two 60kW motors) with 422kWh battery storage, electric air conditioning and a maximum passenger capacity of 94.
It majors on Yutong’s drive for safety in vehicle equipment and driver support systems.
The driver’s workload is eased by what Yutong says is ‘intelligentisation’ of the cab and through the BusEYE Pro driving assistant system which delivers active safety systems.
In 2018 Yutong sold 24,000 electric buses worldwide, including the UK, France, Bulgaria, South America and China, bringing its total electric bus production to date to 120,000 vehicles.