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Take a look at Abu Dhabi's new record breaking eco-friendly buses
These buses use a special type of battery called Lithium Titanate Oxide (LTO) cells which allow for super-fast juice-ups.
Ding ding, all aboard the eco-bus.
The first vehicles from a fleet of 100 new environmentally-friendly electric buses hit Abu Dhabi’s roads last week, with the full eco-mod squad landing as early as the middle of next year.
These buses use a special type of battery called Lithium Titanate Oxide (LTO) cells which allow for super-fast juice-ups. They’re the ‘world’s fastest charging’ ones in fact, which makes them ideal for use in public transport.
You can get a full charge in as little as 20 minutes. Meaning there’s little time for other drivers to ask ‘what percentage you on?’ Whilst they pull the charger out of your bus to plug their own one in.
It’s a slightly different set-up to the sort you’d find under the hood of a Tesla, which uses Lithium-Ion battery tech. In these sorts of vehicles, strong emphasis is placed on economising size and weight. But what you gain in efficiency, you lose in charge times.