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New Energy Vehicle – Mini Electric Bus Increased Greatly – KINGSTAR Bus Plant

New energy vehicles include four types of hybrid electric vehicles (HEV); pure electric vehicles (BEV, including solar vehicles), fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). Unconventional vehicle fuels refer to fuels other than gasoline and diesel. Production and sales of new energy vehicles, including mini electric bus from Jan. to July 2021 exceeded the 2020 whole year.

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1. Why we support new energy vehicle?

1.1 Energy Structure

As the world’s second-largest oil and gas consumer, 70% of the oil in China depends on imports. Any obstruction of the import passage will have a profound impact. Which will lead to a sharp rise in domestic oil prices, followed by a sharp rise in prices also. So we need to lower the depends on petroleum, the main method is to increase revenue and reduce spending.

1.2 Automobile industry development:

China’s auto industry has made great progress. The production and sales volume have ranked first in the world for a year. Chinese brand cars also occupy the largest market share. But unfortunately, the main core technology is not in Chinese manufacturers.

Chinese enterprises do not have an advantage in the core technologies of engines, transmissions, and ECUs of fuel cars. In another word, if you replace these parts with batteries, motors, and electronic control systems, it will make a great difference. Thanks to the efforts of Chinese enterprises in the electronic and electrical industries, we have made good achievements in battery, motor, and electronic control technology.     

1.3 Environmental protection

From the point of view of energy consumption, the consumption is not so low, but surely lower than fuel vehicles. All-electric buses could be realized brake energy recovery. While fuel vehicles can’t. It is must be worthy of recognition that it realized zero-emission. This will be very helpful for the city’s environmental protection department.

2. Electric Bus as one of main new energy vehicle:

The electric bus also known as the electric medium bus or small electric bus is powered by the onboard power supply. There are three core components: battery, motor, and electronic control.

Sales in the domestic auto market are strong, and new energy vehicles, including minibus, have become one of the growth engines.   In March, the production and sales of new energy vehicles, including minibus bus, completed 216,000 and 226,000. Also respectively, an increase of 2.5 times and 2.4 times year-on-year, and continued to set new production and sales records. Another obvious feature is that among the main types of new energy vehicles, the production and sales of pure electric vehicles plug-in hybrid vehicles, have shown rapid growth month-on-month and year-on-year. 

Till the end of the year 2018, Shenzhen realized fully covered electric buses already. It plays a very important role in purifying the air for this city. On the other hand, also saved energy consumption. In the past, the carbon dioxide emission of a fuel bus is around 26 tons a year, it can be reduced by 60% per year. Calculated as 70,000 kilometers per bus, the emission has a great improvement, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide emissions are also reduced a lot.

What’s the reason of such growth?

1. Safe and convenient, production and sales have reached new heights for new energy vehicles, including mini electric buses.

In the welding workshop of an intelligent factory of an electric vehicle manufacturer in China. 80 robots carry out welding operations in an orderly and tense manner.  “In August, the factory produced 5,000 units; and on 23 rd, 3,500 units have been produced”. According to the general manager of the manufacturing department. The sales volume of electric vehicles has exceeded 6,000 units this month.

According to the statistics of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. From January to July this year, the production and sales of new energy vehicles in China were 1.504 million and 1.478 million respectively. It has exceeded the annual production and sales of 1.366 million and 1.367 million last year. Which has reached a record high.

2. Innovation of new energy vehicles, including mini electric bus promotes and are safer to run farther.

CTP (Modular Free) Battery, Blade Battery, Magazine Battery, etc. Structural innovation and improvement of battery monomer materials have ensured the safety of power batteries in China. And greatly improved their cruising range. “Through the improvement of lithium supplementation; silicon addition; and solid-liquid mixed electrolyte, the safety of lithium iron phosphate batteries mass-produced after adopting modular technology is improved. And the cruising range of cars equipped with this battery can reach 600 kilometers.

The rich application brought by intelligence and networking has also become an important driving force for consumers to buy new energy vehicles. Statistics show that in the first quarter of this year, the market penetration rate of L2 intelligent networked vehicles among new energy vehicles was as high as 30.9%.

3. Supply jumps, the selection is rich and quality is excellent for new energy vehicles, including mini electric bus.

“Driven by the’ double points’ management method. Chinese and foreign car companies have accelerated the launch of new energy vehicles. Which has improved product performance, quality, and offer consumers more choices. Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of the National Passenger Car Association. Said that from January to July this year, as many as 42 new energy vehicles were listed.

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers recently released data on automobile production and sales for March.  Data show that in March, the production and sales of Chinese cars, including minibus bus, were 2.462 million and 2.526 million. Also respectively, up 63.9% and 73.6% month-on-month, and 71.6% and 74.9% year-on-year respectively.

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In meantime, bus companies use dispatch to improve operational efficiency. The bus will be charged at night, which takes around one and a half hours for each electric bus. During the daytime, the bus is charged during the driver’s rest time, so that the average mileage of 200 kilometers can be completed in a day. While ensuring normal operation, the electrification of buses has also significantly reduced operating costs.

In the past, it will run dozens of liters of oil a day, and diesel cost more than RMB 6 per liter. But now, it’s about 200 kilometers a day, and 100 kilometers requires 90-kilowatt hours of electricity. The electric fee is much cheaper than diesel, it will cost down more than 60% of the cost.

Xu Haidong, the deputy chief engineer of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, analyzed as below. With the joint efforts of domestic and foreign automakers, the quality of new energy vehicle products, including minibus bus, kept improving to meet consumer demand for cars. Therefore, the China Automobile Association is still optimistic about the annual sales performance of new energy vehicles.

The production and sales of domestic new energy, including minibus bus car companies, have grown rapidly. Driven by market demand, my country’s new energy vehicles, including minibus bus basic materials, basic parts, motors, electronic controls, batteries. And complete vehicles, have made significant breakthroughs in recent years. Relevant data shows that there are currently more than 228,000 new energy vehicle-related companies in China, including a minibus. At the same time, high-end models of domestic brands are gradually making efforts to compete with international brands.

At present, my country’s new energy vehicles, including minibus bus, have begun to take shape. According to statistics, as of March 2021, the number of new energy vehicles reached 5.51 million. Among them, there are 4.49 million pure electric vehicles, including minibus, accounting for 81.53% of the total number of new energy vehicles. In the first quarter of this year, new registrations of new energy vehicles accounted for 6.21% of registrations of vehicles. Xu Haidong said that the annual sales target of 1.8 million vehicles mentioned by the China Automobile Association at the beginning of the year is keeping no change.

4. It is because the supply of chips begins to pick up and get growth.

At the same time, the China Automobile Association reminded that the production of passenger cars in March was down. It is compared with the same period in 2019. It may be related to the problem of chip supply. Xu Haidong said that the China Automobile Association had predicted as below. The tight supply of chips would improve in the second half of the year. But the current judgment has to wait until the fourth quarter. Chip influence superimposed on the market in the second quarter of last year began to pick up at a high speed. And the monthly sales growth in the second quarter of this year will be affected to a certain extent.”

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5. Policy support, complete supporting facilities and high willingness for new energy vehicles, including mini electric bus.

“Seeing that charging is becoming more and more convenient, I finally made up my mind to start a new energy vehicle.” Chongqing resident Huang Sheng said.

According to the data released by China Charging Alliance, from January to July this year, the increment of charging infrastructure was 334,000 units, the increment of public charging infrastructure increased by 240.4% year-on-year, and the increment of charging facilities built with vehicles increased by 214.1% year-on-year.

“The popularization of new energy vehicles also needs to improve the convenience of purchasing, passing, and parking.”  Wang Dudu, deputy secretary-general of the china automobile dealers association, said that since the beginning of this year, various localities have taken multiple measures to reduce restrictions on the purchase of new energy vehicles and implement a new round of new energy vehicles going to the countryside, which has effectively promoted the consumption of new energy vehicles.  In the first half of this year, the individual purchase ratio of new energy vehicles exceeded 70%, and the market penetration rate increased to 10%.

We have different types of electric mini electric buses. Please feel free to contact with us if any question or comment from you. 

The official notification from the Ministry of Communications recently in China. Till the end of the year 2020, fuel buses will be replaced by electric buses in our main area municipality and capital cities.

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According to the above description, future buses will be fully covered by electric buses. In meantime, a lot of fuel buses will be eliminated, the market capacity of new energy buses is expected to exceed one million. No doubt, this will be a great boon for the new energy industry.

3. Small Electric Bus Features and Advantages:

The characteristics of Small Electric Bus are low noise, high driving stability, and zero-emission. It has good power performance, long battery life (more than two years), and low cost. And is well with the whole vehicle. The small electric bus is the national 863 program, putting forward a new generation of electric vehicle technology as the main direction of automotive technology innovation in our country.

Focusing on the industrialization technology platform of electric vehicles during the Eleventh Five-Year period, strive for a major breakthrough, seize the commanding height of new generation of the electric automobile industry, realize the diversity of transportation energy structure, maintain national energy security, reduce automobile emission pollution, ensure social sustainable development, improve the independent innovation ability of China’s automobile industry, and realize the leap-forward development of the automobile industry.

A small electric bus is suitable for commercial activities, department activities, journeys, small group outgoing and sightseeing reception and etc.

3.1 Environmental (Without pollution)

Small electric bus basically does not emit harmful gases during driving. In terms of energy conversion, electricity is also cleaner than directly burning fuel. According to the statistic from California Air Resources Board, after using electric transportation equipment extensively in Los Angeles, it has reduced hydrocarbons by 98 percent, carbon monoxide by 99 percent, and carbon dioxide reduced by a large margin. The empirical results show that the energy efficiency of it has exceeded gasoline engine cars, the electricity consumption of 100 miles is only about 1/3 of the cost of fuel buses.

At present, the only company in China that fully owns the research and development and production technology of AC frequency conversion electric sightseeing vehicles, the performance and core technology of its electric buses are in the leading position in the world, with an energy efficiency of up to 92%. Moreover, the electricity consumption per 100 miles is only 1/5 of that of ordinary fuel-powered buses. Moreover, it has the advantages of stable performance, short charging time, fast acceleration, long mileage, strong anti-overload ability, no burning motor, strong climbing power, which makes passengers feel more comfortable. There is no more maintenance during use, no need to add acid and water, and the battery has a long service life, generally three years

3.2 The energy utilization efficiency is high and the energy diversification is possible to realize.

The energy utilization rate of a small electric bus is higher than the fuel vehicle, it will not consume any energy when short-time parking, meanwhile, a small electric bus can also recover the braking energy to charge the battery, in order to improve the energy utilization rate of the small electric bus to extend the driving range. On the other aspect, the electric energy on the battery of the small electric bus can get through many ways. Such as hydro energy, wind energy, nuclear energy, solar energy, thermal energy, tidal energy, natural gas, combustible ice, etc. In order to diversify the energy sources, reduce the dependence on oil, and improve the national energy security and national economic security.

3.3 Less Waste Heat Is Discharged

a. Normal internal combustion engine vehicles exhaust a large amount of waste heat during operation, which leads to the increase of ambient temperature and further influences the “heat island effect” in big cities. Small electric bus exhaust little or no heat exhaust, can reduce the city’s “heat island effect”.

b. Small Noise of small electric bus

The motor noise of a small electric bus is much lower than the internal combustion engine vehicles. Therefore, small electric buses will be quieter when working, and more environmentally.

3.4 The traditional car structure is able to change

Because of motor miniaturization, it can be arranged in many parts of the body. So as to achieve different body structures, to meet the new user requirements and exterior requirements. The traditional gasoline vehicle could not meet these requirements due to engine limitations.

3.5 Basic Composition

A small electric bus consists of three parts: An electrical system, chassis, and body.

Three components: Battery, motor, and electronic control.

3.6 Electrical System

Electrical system: Divided into two systems according to functions:

a, Power system – battery, motor and etc.

b, Control and auxiliary system – Electronic control, accelerator, switch, wiring harness, charger and etc.

Lead-acid batteries are still the main battery, some of the vehicles can install lithium-ion batteries or iron ion batteries. But the price is relatively expensive.

Power motor use more DC series excited motor, DC other excited motors, brushless motor, switched reluctance motor, AC asynchronous motor, etc., which DC series excited motor and DC other excited motors due to cheap, superior performance and other characteristics in the electric car has been widely used.

3.7 Chassis

Chassis has been divided into four systems according to the chassis functions

① Driveline — clutch, gearbox, universal drive shaft device, main reducer, differential and half axle in the drive axle, etc.

② Driving system — serves as a link and load-bearing function. It mainly includes frame, axle, wheel, and suspension, etc.;

③ Steering system — including steering wheel, steering machine, and transmission rod, etc.;

④ Brake system — for speed control and parking. Including brake and brake control device

3.8 Body

The body is consists of two parts: The front and the carriage.

The front is the position for the driver, generally can take the driver and co-driver.

The carriage is refitted according to the customer’s requirements, including their carriage configuration, materials, space design, and so on.

4. Where can you find electric bus for sale?

After a so long conversation about the advantages of an electric bus, I believe you will have your consideration about this also. You may also wonder where you can find the electric bus for sale.

We not only have several electric buses for sale for overseas market. But also other series of vehicles, such as van, trucks, city, coach bus, tourist bus, school bus and so on. With low cost and best price, our customer are all over the world. They are well sell in India, Ireland and Australia for 8 seater, 9 seater, 17 seater and 12 seater. Many rental company buy large quantity electric minibus for hire, and some transporte company buy for environmental protection.

This electric bus for sale we have two models, one is Y6 5.9m and another one is Y7 7.5m. Below is our standard specification, for more detailed information and prices, you may contact us.  

ModeSeaterLength(meter)LHD/RHD Price
Y67-16 Seater5.915 meterLHD/RHD 26,000-28,000
Y79-23 Seater7.49 meterLHD/RHD 30,000-40,000

The specification of Y6 & Y7 electric bus for sale

This is a 7-15 seats (including driver seat) electric bus, the dimension of the bus is 5915*2040*2632mm (high roof), wheelbase is 365mm;

Y7 Different from model Y6, this is a 20 seats electric bus, which is more suitable for bigger group of passengers. The dimension of the bus is 7490*2000*2875mm (high roof), wheelbase is 4,325mm. 

These two electric buses for sale models are with standard painting, metal paint will be an optional choice. For more detailed information (standard and optional) of exterior and interior, safety equipment, comfort, and convenience, please feel free to send us your inquiry, we will get back to you within 24 hours.

5. Maintenance of Small Electric Bus

The battery of a small electric bus is strictly prohibited to be in a status of losing power when stored. Power deficit status refers to the small electric bus does not charge in time after use. When the battery is stored in the status of power deficit, it is easy to appear sulfurization, lead sulfate crystals attached to the plate. Also, it will block the ion channel, resulting in sufficient charging, battery capacity decline. The longer the idle time in the status of power deficit, the heavier the battery damaged. Therefore, when the small electric bus is idle and not in use, it should be charged once a month to keep the battery in a healthy status.

In a word, regular checking will help you a lot when you using a small electric bus. If you want to know more maintenance methods of using small electric bus or you want to purchase one or be the agent of your country. Please feel free to contact us. Your inquiry will get a reply within 24 hours always.

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