Motor Coach Industries D45 CRT LE CHARGE
|Motor Coach Industries D45 CRT LE CHARGE|
|Years of manufacture||2019 to present|
The Motor Coach Industries D45 CRT LE CHARGETM, part of MCI's next-generation D-Series, is a battery-electric commuter coach available in Canada and the United States. The coach features a low entry section near the middle to facilitate boarding of mobility devices. This low floor section can also be accessed via a staircase to the high floor section.
The pre-production bus, known as the D45 CRTe LE prior to May 13, 2021, featured a high-torque 4,500 Nm electric drive from Siemens and 400 kWh Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) batteries from XALT. It could be fully charged with a high power plug-in charger in under three hours. It had an estimated range of 170 miles and a top speed of 72 miles per hour.
The D45 CRT LE CHARGE uses a traction motor from Siemens that produces 3,320 ft-lb of torque. A 520 kWh capacity NMC battery allows for a range of between 156 to 250 miles. The bus can be recharged in under four hours. Prior to 2022, a 389 kWh capacity NMC battery was used allowing for a range of 170 miles. The bus could be recharged in under three hours.
|Length: 45.83 ft. (13.72m)|
|Width: 102.00 in (2.59m)|
|Height: 138.60 in (3.51m)|
|Wheelbase: 315 in. (8m)|
|Gross Vehicle Weight: 54,000 lb (24,494 kg)|
|Siemens 400 kW (max) 4500 Nm|
|4.7 gear ratio direct drive|
|XALT 65 Ah NMC 400 kWh||Pre-production|
|XALT 63 Ah NMC 389 kWh||2019-2022|
|XALT NMC 520 kWh||2022 onward|
|Plug-in CCS1 150 kW charger|
|54 seated passengers (52 seated & 2 mobility aids)|
- Antelope Valley Transit Authority - Lancaster, CA (on order)
Demonstrator and engineering units
Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses.
- MCI Electric Coaches brochure. Motor Coach Industries, August 2018.
- "2021 J4500 CHARGE and D45 CRT LE CHARGE brochure". Motor Coach Industries.