Communiqué du Monday 21 October 2019

HEULIEZ BUS GX 337 ELEC completes Record Run of 527 km on one full charge

The GX 337 ELEC performed its Record Run on the IVECO Magirus test track in Ulm, Germany. The outstanding result of 527 kilometers driven by the full electric bus on a single charge – almost twice the best autonomy performances in the industry – was certified by TÜV Südwest, the leading European technical certification centre.

The GX 337 ELEC delivered a performance without equal on the test track, demonstrating the exceptional efficiency and autonomy of the range with 527 km driven over 12 hours on a single charge.

Rémy FOYER, Directeur Général Délégué of the brand, stated: “The Record Run of our fully-electric GX 337 ELEC is a further demonstration of the exceptional efficiency of this vehicle. This performance was achieved in controlled conditions, but it is backed up by the real-life experience of our customers in their operations. For example, at the end of August, a customer’s bus achieved 416 km on a full charge, operating regularly on their line in Hafenlohr, in Germany. This is a ground-breaking vehicle that offers customers all the benefits of zero-emissions transport together with high quality standards, outstanding reliability and excellent performance.”


The Record Run

The optimised test was performed by a production unit of the 12-metre model in overnight charging version equipped with a 350 kWh battery pack. The fully charged bus, fitted with summer tyres, drove at an average speed of 46.6 km/h with no heating or air conditioning. The test took place on October 10th, starting at 10:00 am and was completed at 09:41 pm in light rain and windy conditions, with temperatures ranging from 10 to 15°C. The test concluded with the vehicle having clocked 527 km on a single charge, with 4% electric power left in its battery.

The GX 337 ELEC: a zero-emission solution to match every need

The GX 337 ELEC  is the most complete range on the market, offering a solution to match the specific needs of every customer with a wide choice of lengths (9.5, 12 and 18 metres) and charging modes (slow overnight charging, or fast charging with a pantograph). It also offers transport operators the advantages of flexibility and modularity to match their specific operating requirements with a minimum of constraints, and a supremely comfortable experience for drivers and passengers with a smooth ride and acceleration, and a spacious, well designed interior.

This range incorporates over 20 years of development and manufacturing expertise acquired by HEULIEZ in electric mobility, offering all the benefits of the recognized premium brand’s excellence.