In alignment with the UAE leadership’s vision of 2030 for Sustainable Economic Development, Emirates Global Motor Electric, Al Fahim Group and Yinlong Energy, have announced the launch of environment-friendly Lithium Titanate Oxide (LTO) Electric buses in the Middle East region. LTO electric buses can be charged in under 20 minutes as compared to a few hours for other lithium-ion electric buses.
Launching first in Abu Dhabi yesterday, the electric buses will be powered by the fastest charging lithium battery in the world – the LTO battery which can be charged in less than 20 minutes. The bus with T3 rated air-conditioner which can perform at temperatures in excess of 50°C, was successfully tested in Abu Dhabi during the summer of 2020 for battery performance and fast charging.
The LTO battery is the safest Lithium-ion battery in the world with the longest life span of over 25 years making it the most advanced lithium-ion battery available in the market today.
The green environmentally friendly buses are set to provide significant energy savings and support in reducing the carbon footprint of the UAE. For example, replacing just one diesel bus with an electric bus is the equivalent to reducing harmful emissions from 27 passenger cars driven for one year, and 12,175 gallons of diesel over a ten-year period.
Because the buses charge so quickly, they are ideal for mass transportation both in the public and private sectors. The successful launch in the UAE will soon be followed up with a launch in other GCC countries.