The Admiral 6281.01 trolleybus with increased autonomous run and aluminium interior is sent for trials to Stavropol. During the test drive, which will last for a month, specialists of PC Transport Systems (PC TS) will demonstrate to colleagues from Stavropol Trolleybus Company technical and ergonomic advantages of the new trolleybus.
'For almost sixty years, a trolleybus has been one of the leading places in the transport system of Stavropol. And the fact that the length of the city trolleybus network here exceeds 100 km only confirms this. Unfortunately, today the capital of Stavropol Territory, like many other Russian regional centres, cannot fully unlock the potential of its route networks due to the small and not very advanced trolleybus fleet. But I have no doubt that the purchase of new trolleybuses will solve this problem, and the option of increased autonomous run will bring the city transport system to a new quality level,' said Andrey Yukhnenko, Chief Commercial Officer of PC TS.
The Admiral 6281.01 trolleybuses were produced at the Engels Electric Transport Plant (part of PC Transport Systems). According to the international classification, Admiral is included in the category of electric buses with dynamic charging. The presence of a unique traction battery adapted to Russian operating conditions allows the machine to travel autonomously without connecting to the contact network from 12 to 30 km, depending on the road and weather conditions, as well as the weight transported.
The Admiral's energy storage system is 100 kg lighter than its foreign analogues. Due to the lower weight of the battery unit and its compact placement on the roof, the passenger capacity of the trolleybus has not decreased – it can accommodate 85 people.
Its ergonomic bright interior, 100% low floor, additional lighting of spacious accumulation areas, three wide doorways, modern multimedia systems, USB connectors for charging mobile gadgets, as well as advanced climate control systems operating in automatic mode – all this ensures the comfort of passengers in trip. At the same time, PC Transport Systems uses only environmentally friendly electric heating systems, unlike diesel furnaces used today in most Russian electric buses.
The Admiral trolleybus version 6281.01 with increased autonomous run has no analogues in the domestic market. Aluminium used in the interior furnishing increases the service life of internal structures and significantly reduces the fire load of the passenger compartment.
Although the pilot operation of the Admiral will be carried out without passengers, Stavropol residents will have the opportunity to evaluate its modern design: the trolleybus will run on city route No 4 during the test drive.
PC Transport Systems (PC TS) is a Russian developer and manufacturer of innovative urban electric transport. Established in 2013, the company specialises in creating one-hundred-per cent low-floor rolling stock. PC Transport Systems manufactures 10 models of trams with a length from 17 to 35 m and 4 models of wheeled transport with electric traction (two trolleybuses and two electric buses). Today, more than 700 tram cars and more than 300 trolleybuses built by PC Transport Systems are efficiently operated in Russia. The PC Transport System's production sites located in Tver, Saint-Petersburg and Engels allow manufacturing up to 450 units of rolling stock per year.