Škoda E’CITY 36BB Prague
A new type of electric bus with "OppCharge" started its operation at the beginning of 2022 in Prague.
ŠKODA E'CITY is a two-axle three-door 100% low-floor battery-electric bus - M3 category designed for public transport.
The internal layout of the space and seats meets the requirements for public transport with frequent stops. In the space of the second door, a place is created for the transport of two prams or two wheelchairs, or one pram and one wheelchair. The vehicle is based on the concept of a low-floor modular construction. The boarding height of 320 mm at the front, middle and rear doors allows passengers to board and disembark both from the road level and from the stop islands. To facilitate the boarding and alighting of passengers, the vehicle is equipped with a tilting system in which the boarding edge of the door is reduced. The pneumatic system of the chassis also enables the function of raising the height of the body.
The driver's cab provides a wide view. The steering, together with the ergonomically arranged controls, allows comfortable control of the vehicle.
The vehicle is equipped with a system for automatic monitoring of the insulation condition of the vehicle. The configuration of electrical equipment allows the recovered energy to be used for recharging traction batteries or for the vehicle's own consumption. The electric bus's batteries are charged by a two-pole sprung semi-pantographic collector located on the roof of the vehicle. Charging is possible from special charging stations, supplied with voltage from the traction trolley network 600/750 V DC.