CRRC TEG6125BEV03

The CRRC TEG6125BEV03 is a fully electric, low-floor single-deck city bus model offered by Chinese manufacturer CRRC Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. (中国中车), better known simply as CRRC. The bus also goes by the model name CRRC C12 and has been dubbed “San Bus King“.

One unit is known to be registered with Go-Ahead Singapore, likely for trial purposes. Like the Linkker LM312 buses that entered service in August 2021, the CRRC bus is fully-low-floor and equipped with three passenger doors.


Trial Bus

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) procured 60 electric buses in 2018. With no new electric bus orders since, the CRRC TEG6125BEV03 bus, along with the recently spotted BYD K9RC bus, are both believed to be offered to LTA as a trial, similar to that of the 3-Door MAN Lion’s City SD (SG4002G) in 2017, and the Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid (SG4004B) in 2020.

The CRRC TEG6125BEV03 bus is registered as SG4006X and bears the chassis number LHWCK97D3L1209942. The registration number (SG400x) follows in a series of trial buses for LTA.

The bus would be operated by Go-Ahead Singapore based at Loyang Bus Depot and recharged at existing 90kW DC electric bus chargers supplied by NARI, which are currently used by Yutong E12 & Yutong E12DD buses.

Back in 2017, Go-Ahead Singapore also trialled a BYD K9 electric bus.

CRRC C12 – Features
Electric Motor
CRRC TZ400XS021 Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
Continuous power/torque of 165 kW / 955 Nm
Maximum power/torque of 240 kW / 3200 Nm
Battery
CATL Lithium iron phosphate battery (Capacity 338.4 kWh)
Charged via 90kW DC plug-in charger (CCS Type 2 connector) at Loyang Depot
Bodywork
Gemilang Coachworks bodywork
EcoRange aluminium bus body. Assembled in Johor, Malaysia.
EDS LECIP Electronic Display Sign
Orange LED Matrix; Mounted on Front, Left side and Rear
PIDS LECIP OBC-VISION Passenger Information Display System
LED text displays, LCD display screens, interior speakers & exterior speaker
Driver Assistance TNT Surveillance T-Guard
– Forward collision warning system (T-FA Front Alert Camera)
– Side collision warning system (T-SA Side Alert Cameras)
Anti-Fatigue system (T-DA Driver Alert Camera)
Other Specifications • Masats door systems
• USB Charging Ports
• Stroller Restraint System​

The CRRC TEG6125BEV03 has previously seen operation in Mogilev (Belarus), where two left-hand-drive units were gifted from the Hunan province.


Background

On 20 April 2021, a LinkedIn post by WCA Projects shared that one of its logistics partners, MS Global Freight Solution Sdn Bhd, recently moved an electric bus from Port Klang (Malaysia) to Shanghai (China).

Photos on the LinkedIn post feature the CRRC TEG6125BEV03 bus bearing the Land Transport Authority (LTA)’s Lush Green livery and SG Bus Decals.

The post describes the logistic challenges of moving the bus. Although buses are typically driven onto roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships, this bus was not drivable and had to be transported on a roll trailer. The bus’ weight and heavy-duty batteries also resulted in additional time for the vessel operator to confirm cargo acceptance.

Similar to the BYD D9RC electric double-deck bus spotted in April 2021, this bus was also built by Gemilang Coachworks to the latest LTA specifications, which specifies Passenger Information Display System as a requirement for all new buses. This is the second electric single-deck public bus model to feature 3-doors for Singapore, with the first being the Linkker LM312 bus.

This bus was also featured in a false-colour image on Gemilang’s website, captioned ‘Aluminium City Bus’ and without SG Bus decals. The blue livery appearance is a frequent attempt by Gemilang to omit LTA’s distinctive Lush Green livery from its promotional material. The manufacturer of the bus was also not disclosed by Gemilang.

Gemilang had also previously built an electric bus based on a CRRC drivetrain. The CRRC CSR6105GLEV1-1 was an electric single-deck bus that was initially trialled in Kuching (Malaysia), then later participated in Johor’s IMBRT Pilot Testing Programme in 2021. Separately, CRRC and Ikarus produced a prototype three-door single-deck electric bus called the CityPioneer (commercial name IC 1211 U) in 2018, incorporating CRRC electric drivetrain technologies.

In 2018 and 2019, a CRRC C12 bus was exhibited at various trade shows, in a left-hand-drive, full-low-floor configuration with three passenger doors.

Should the right-hand-drive version of this bus be a completely new product, the shipment of the bus to China might be required for homologation, testing, final quality checks prior to delivery, or possibly for public exhibition purposes


This article was previously titled: New 3-Door Electric Single Deck Bus for Singapore, which was updated on 29 October 2021 to reflect the confirmed bus model upon its registration.


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11 thoughts on “CRRC TEG6125BEV03

  • 31 October 2021 at 1:17 AM
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    Since this bus is going to Go Ahead would love to see this bus depolyed on service 136

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    • 9 November 2021 at 10:22 PM
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      Might as well put on 119 since 4001J was deployed there

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  • 29 October 2021 at 9:52 AM
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    According to OneMotoring, 3-Door Electric Bus revealed to be CRRC TEG6125BEV03. Registered as SG4006X on 28 October 2021, assigned to Go-Ahead Singapore.

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  • 28 June 2021 at 10:25 AM
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    Nowadays its not like lastime. This demo buses just come and go. Back than SBS & SMRT (TIBS) used to keep all the demo buses they get for a full lifespan. Now Lta just anyhow use and throw. So many good demo buses which could have still be on service is just rotting at the dealers place.

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  • 25 June 2021 at 1:12 PM
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    Just order 50 more euro 6 diesel 3-door buses la..12.2m

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    • 28 June 2021 at 8:34 AM
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      LTA will not buy anymore diesel buses, I thought that was clear. Might order Hybrid ones instead.

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      • 30 October 2021 at 5:34 PM
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        Starting 2023 onwards..

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  • 25 June 2021 at 11:22 AM
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    I wonder where would this bus be heading after testing is done?

    Listing down the demonstrators for each operator:
    SBST:
    SG 5999 Z (MAN A95 3-Door)
    SG 4003 D (Volvo B8L)
    SG 4004 B (Mercedes Benz 0530 Citaro Hybrid)
    SBS 9889 U (Volvo B10TL CDGE)
    SBS 9888 Y (Volvo B10TL Volgren)
    SBS 8030 L (Volvo B7RLE)
    SBS 7888 K (Scania K310UD)
    SBS 7777 Y (Volvo B9TL Gemilang)
    SBS 8888 D (Scania K230UB)
    SBS 8002 T (Volvo B5RLE)

    TTS:
    SG 5999 Z (MAN A95 3-Door)

    Go-Ahead Singapore:
    SG 4001 J (BYD K9)

    SMRT Buses:
    SMB 138 Y (MAN A22)
    SG 4002 G (MAN A22-3Door)
    SMB 137 A (Zhongtong)

    I would foresee this bus will go to either Go-Ahead or TTS.

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    • 28 June 2021 at 11:57 PM
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      you’ve missed out quite a few demos there… (recent ones)

      SBS:
      SBS2888T – Scania L94UB
      SBS8000Z and SBS8001X – Sunlong SLK6121UF14H
      SBS8031J – MAN 18.240 HOCL-NL

      SMRT:
      TIB838H – Mercedes-Benz O405G Hispano
      TIB905Y – Hino HS3KRK
      TIB1024H – Mercedes-Benz O405G Volgren
      SMB135E – Yutong ZK6126HGC
      SMB136C – Mercedes-Benz Citaro

      also heads up: SBS8888D isn’t a demo, unless you mean SBS8033D

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      • 30 October 2021 at 10:35 PM
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        What about SMB5888H?

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