Letenda brand new Electrip zero emission bus will be equipped with Forsee Power’s battery modules, the French supplier announces. Zen Plus high-energy battery systems will be provided.

Designed in the Province of Quebec, Canada, the Letenda 30-foot (9 meters) Electrip model is optimized to withstand the rigors of North American winters and was launched in 2022.

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zero emission city bus (CNW Group/Letenda)

The configuration applied to the Electrip consists of four Zen 82 Plus packs, providing a usable energy capacity of  308 kWh that allows up to 300 km (186 miles) of range, according to Forsee. of the Electrip for an incredibly efficient vehicle.

It should be mentioned that in late 2021 it was announced that Cummins battery technology is to power electric buses by Letenda. The choice for Forsee Power then implies a strategic change for the OEM. Concerning axles suppliers

Zen Plus batteries for Letenda new 9-meter bus

The Zen Plus battery system has achieved the latest R100-3 certification and is fully compliant with Buy America requirements, Forsee Power stresses. With an industrial facility located in Columbus, Ohio, Forsee Power states it is strategically positioned to meet the growing demands of the North American market.

The model features high-performance liquid thermal management system designed to operate efficiently across all climatic zones. The use of NMC lithium-ion cells allows the Zen Plus to offer a lifecycle of up to 5,000 charging cycles.

“Forsee Power and Letenda share a common vision of sustainable, emissions-free transport. We are pleased that our rapid deployment of our U.S. facility has allowed Letenda to count on us for reliable support of their highly innovative entry into the market” explains Jay Deis, Vice President North America at Forsee Power.

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