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.
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
||CRRC TZ400XS021 Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
Continuous power/torque of 165 kW / 955 Nm
Maximum power/torque of 240 kW / 3200 Nm
||CATL Lithium iron phosphate battery (Capacity 338.4 kWh)
Charged via 90kW DC plug-in charger (CCS Type 2 connector) at Loyang Depot
||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.
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.
- Linkker LM312 – other model of 3-door electric single-deck bus
- 60 Electric Buses procured by LTA
- Electric Buses in Singapore
Other Trial Buses:
- SG4001J: BYD K9
- SG4002G: MAN Lion’s City SD – 3-door Concept Bus
- SG4003D: Volvo B8L
- SG4004B: Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid
- SG4005Z: BYD K9RC
- MS Global Freight Solution, Malaysia Moved an Electric Bus from Port Klang, Malaysia to Shanghai, China. – WCA Projects, LinkedIn [Accessed 21 Jun 2021]
- Gemilang International | Asia leading aluminium bus body manufacturer (gml.com.my) [Accessed 21 Jun 2021]
- Electrobus Europe and the CityPioneer ebus prototype. Chinese CRRC in Europe with Ikarus – Sustainable Bus (sustainable-bus.com) [Accessed 21 Jun 2021]
- SAN BUS KING|CRRC ELECTRIC VEHICLE CO., LTD. (evcrrc.com) [Accessed 21 Jun 2021]
- 一带一路结缘白俄罗斯 中车电动藏着“小心机”_客车网 (chinabuses.com) [Accessed 4 Nov 2021]