Case Study: Motive – Fully Electric Bus

Electric bus battery manufacturerMarket:  Motive – Commercial

Solution:  Fully Electric Bus

Product: U27-12XP Valence U-Charge® 12.8V, 138Ah Lithium Iron Phosphate intelligent battery module assembled into a system of 92kWh at 332V

Features & Benefits:


  • High cycle life
  • Low total cost of ownership
  • No ventilation required
  • Reliable Electronics and Firmware
  • Safest Lithium Ion Chemistry
  • Rugged mechanical design
  • Scalable for different voltages and capacities

Battery Pack:

  • Configurable for many customer specific charging requirements such as CHAdeMO.
  • Includes Battery Management System (U-BMS) + higher level Master Battery Server
  • Inter-modular balancing by BMS, module cell balancing at module level.
  • Compatible with standard chargers such as Brusa and EDN
  • 58 data points accessible via CANBus 

Technical Specifications:

Electric bus batteriesWorking with a leading global bus builder, Valence has become the supplier of choice for their electric bus portfolio. The main offering in this range of vehicles is a 10 meter bus that can carry up to 37 seated passengers and has a maximum range of 150 kilometers.

This platform has several options that can be offered as part of the Valence energy package. These include:

  • A CHAdeMO compliant Fast Charging DC option
  • Options for inductive (wireless) charging
  • Fully integrated remote monitoring through GPRS over 3G cellular communications
  • Modular design allows customer to incorporate increased redundancy and range

This vehicle has now proved such a success that it is being used across the UK and Europe as city buses, university transport, airport park & ride shuttles, and tourist buses. Over 60 are currently in service and this vehicle is soon to be part of the largest fully electric bus fleet in Europe.

Motive – Fully Electric Bus Case Study PDF