|Years in operation||TBC|
|Motor||ZF AVE 130|
|Battery||CATL LFP (Capacity 383kWh)|
|Emission Standard||Zero tailpipe emissions|
An electric, low-floor single-deck bus with three doors was first spotted in Singapore in late January 2023. Built by Chinese manufacturer Anhui Ankai Automobile Co., Ltd.（安徽安凯汽车）, the bus bears the Lush Green livery of the Land Transport Authority (LTA) public bus fleet and comes fitted with three passenger doors.
The bus is identified as the Ankai G912 based on the badging at the rear of the bus. The confirmed model name will be updated in due time when the bus is formally registered.
Ankai is a bus manufacturer based in Anhui, China, primarily building buses for the domestic market. As an early adopter of electric buses, the company has been selling such vehicles since 2004. The company’s latest offering, the Ankai G9 electric citybus series, can be configured in both left-hand drive and right-hand drive versions and be equipped with up to three passenger doors.
As for the broader electric bus market in Singapore, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) last procured 60 electric buses in 2018. Having been built with LTA specifications, this bus will almost certainly be offered to LTA as a trial, in line with LTA’s ongoing efforts to rapidly electrify the public bus fleet. Half of all public buses will be electric by 2030, which is about 3,000 buses.
According to bus specifications listed online by local distributor HS Electric Bus Pte. Ltd. (Hong Seh Motors), the 12-metre Ankai G912 integrates major subcomponents from established suppliers, such as an electric drivetrain and brakes from ZF, air suspension and braking systems from WABCO, power steering from Bosch, and traction batteries from CATL.
|Ankai G912 – Features
||ZF AVE 130 electric portal axle
2x integrated asynchronous wheel hub motors
Maximum combined power/torque of 245 kW / 2800 Nm*
||CATL Lithium iron phosphate battery (Capacity 383 kWh)
Up to 300 km operating range
||Ankai monocoque bodywork. Built in China.|
|Passenger Capacity||26 Seated + TBC Standing. 2 Wheelchair Bays|
|Seats||Fainsa Punt passenger seats|
|Other Specifications||• USB Charging Ports|
* = specifications quoted by HS Electric Bus, subject to confirmation
The bus uses CATL Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries for a driving range of up to 300 km. These batteries are mounted on the roof and rear of the bus. Charging time from 20% to 80% is 2.5 hours @ DC 150 kW. For the drivetrain, the bus uses the ZF AVE 130 electric portal axle with two wheel hub motors, providing an output of around 245 kW.
Other 3-Door electric buses in Singapore:
- BYD B12
- CRRC TEG6125BEV03
- FTBCI 3-door Electric Bus for Singapore
- LexSWITCH E12 SD
- Linkker LM312
- MAN 3-door Electric Bus for Singapore
- Volvo BZL – SC Neustar City
- Zhongtong LCK6126EVG
8 thoughts on “Ankai G912”
Have you considered distance from manufacturer my guy? Not everything is about politics.
MAN is also not politic since it’s under ST for purchase purposes right?
MAN originally started off as a supplier of 5-tonners for SAF before they started supplying buses for SMB. That’s why the dealer is ST whose primary industry is in defence. Needless to say, photography is banned at ST premises due to its sensitive nature.
Hopefully LTA will wait till next year to consider Toyota,Isuzu and Hino EV lowfloor buses rather than taking Chinese EV buses.Is it because of political reasons?
They’re buying Chinese because it is cheap.
Either this, or 4009, as the BZL is 4007, the Zhongtong is 4010, and the LexSWITCH is just a proof-of concept.
Cool! Where was the photo taken?