Hybricon Bus Systems family of vehicles includes two series of buses – Hybricon Arctic Whisper (HAW Gen2) and Hybricon
-City Bus (HCB).
Hybricon HAW-series full electric buses are intended for ultra fast charging. With buses from this series, an operator can easily replace diesel buses in operation without any schedule changes. HAW series is available in 12m (HAW 12LE) and 18m versions (HAW18LE), where the 18m-version is available with all-wheel drive for unsurpassed maneuverability in difficult weather conditions.
Hybricon HCB-series full electric buses are intended for night charge. These vehicles are excellently suited for cutting traffic spikes without reintroducing fossile (diesel) operation. HCB-series are currently available in the 12m version, HCB 12LE.
Hybricon HAW-series and HCB-series shares platform in all material respects. What sets them apart is battery capacity required and the possibility of ultra-fast charging. The possible passenger numbers may also differ depending on battery configuration.
HAW 12 LE
All-electric, 12 meter low-entry bus. Hybricon manufactures the world’s most energy-efficient, clean and quiet bus system. Our Ultra Fast Charged® buses run continuously on pure electric power.
HAW 18 LE
The world’s first all-electric 18 meter four-wheel drive articulated bus for urban traffic. A city bus with four wheel drive takes up where all other bus stops. Like our 12 meter bus, HAW18LE is designed to be run in continuous operation.
Unique characteristics of Hybricons’ buses
HAW buses are equipped with several energy saving systems
Hybricons energy control systems
Highly efficient wheel motors from the German manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg
Regeneration of the energy during braking
Highly efficient battery-, charging- and inverter systems. Well insulated passenger compartment. High performance insulating glass windows. Heat pumps to recover waste heat. Effective air curtains at door openings that prevent cold air to penetrate the bus 100% pure electric heating, even at temperatures below -20 degrees Celsius
Ultra Fast Charging®
A HAW system means Ultra Fast Charging®
Ultra Fast Charging® is unique to the HAW system, and can be done in several ways. The picture shows the Oprid Busbaar® pantograph solution, a proven and reliable design.
Ultra Fast Charged® buses reduces the bus fleet size by 20-25% compared to normal fast charged buses, which takes 15 – 20 minutes to recharge for an hour of driving. With Ultra Fast Charging®, three to five minutes of charging (even less during the summer) is enough for an hour of driving and heating of the bus.
HAW buses means modularization
The modular structure of the HAW family allows for “warm swap” – key components such as compressors, hydraulic pumps, chargers and inverters are replaced in a matter of minutes, thereby reducing maintenance and repair time and the need of garage spaces.
A HAW bus continously collects operating data which is transmitted via telemetry to a supervision unit. More than 200 vital operating parameters are monitored continuously – from the battery charge level to temperature in the passenger compartment. With access to this information, the services may be planned and vehicle uptime is maximized.
4 wheel drive (18 meters buses)
The unique four-wheel drive makes the HAW-buses use less tires than traditional articulated buses, while unsurpassed grip when slippery allows the buses to be less sensitive to unsuitable conditions.