Manufacturer Xiamen Fengtai Bus & Coach International Co., Ltd.
Years in operation 2023 –
Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
Technical Data
Length 12 metre
Motor Jing-Jin Electric PMSM
Battery CATL LFP (423 kWh)
Accessibility Low Floor
Emission Standard Zero tailpipe emissions

The FTBCI FBC6120BRS7 is an electric bus built by Chinese manufacturer Fengtai BCI(厦门丰泰国际). First spotted in Singapore back in November 2022, one demonstrator unit is being supplied to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) for revenue service trials.

The single-deck bus comes in a low-floor layout with three passenger doors. The demonstrator unit bears the chassis number LA9E6LBA8NFFBC228 and is registered as SG4012C, following in a series of trial buses for LTA (SG400x).


Xiamen Fengtai Bus and Coach International (FTBCI) is a Chinese bus manufacturer. Established in 2011 as a joint venture between Fengtai Group and Australian bus supplier BCI, the company primarily builds buses and coaches for overseas export. Its core markets are Australia and New Zealand, where buses are typically badged as BCI buses. It is also a subsidiary of the Chinese powertrain manufacturer Weichai.

In the electric bus space, FTBCI had previously exported electric buses to the USA, Australia, Germany, and the Netherlands.

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 in mind, this bus could 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.

Early sightings

A video of the FTBCI electric bus was circulated on the social media site TikTok in late November 2022. The video, which shows the bus being offloaded from a trailer, was taken down shortly after upload.

The bus’ external appearance bears significant resemblance to the Ebusco 2.2, an electric bus offered by Dutch electric bus manufacturer Ebusco. As a partner of Ebusco, FTBCI assembles the Ebusco 2.2 in China, and the final 30% of assembly work is done in Deurne, Netherlands.

Registration & Rollout

The bus was registered on 22 August 2023 to Go-Ahead Singapore. Based at Loyang Bus Depot, it will be recharged at existing 90kW DC (CCS Type 2) electric bus chargers supplied by NARI, which were installed as part of the Yutong E12 & Yutong E12DD rollout.

The bus entered revenue service on 14 November 2023 on Bus Service 384, where it operates regularly. The bus can also be deployed on other services with electric buses such as Bus Service 3 from 17 November 2023, and Pasir Ris Bus Services 359 & 403 from 1 January 2024.


FTBCI FBC6120BRS7 – Specifications
Electric Motor
Jing-Jin Electric TZ400XSF03 permanent magnet synchronous motor
Continuous rated power/torque of 141 kW / 1010 Nm
Maximum power/torque of 253 kW / 2800 Nm
CATL Lithium iron phosphate battery (Capacity 423 kWh)
Charged via DC plug-in charger (CCS Type 2 connector)
Xiamen Fengtai Bus & Coach International Co., Ltd.
EDS Luminator ULTIMA Electronic Display Sign (EDS)
Orange LED Matrix design.
PIDS Luminator SMART Passenger Information Display System (PIDS)
Interior-facing LCD screen, exterior-facing LCD screen, LED text displays
APCS TNT Surveillance T-APC Automatic Passenger Counters
Driver Assistance TNT Surveillance surround-view camera system (T-A.I. 360°)
Anti-Fatigue system
Passenger Capacity 29 Seated + 59 Standing = 88 Passengers
2 Wheelchair Bays
Other Specifications • Ster NewCity seats / Ster 8MP for wheel arch seats
Ventura door systems
Valeo REVO-E Global air-conditioning​
• USB Charging Ports


The FTBCI FBC6120BRS7 is a low-floor single-deck bus, offering step-free access across the entire length of the bus. The three-door configuration promotes ease of passenger access, with all doors being dual-leaf and at least a metre wide.

Seats are supplied of the Ster NewCity model, and upholstered in blue and red, with red seats intended as priority seats. Front wheelarch seats are of a larger design (model: Ster 8MP). Wall-mounted USB charging ports are provided at each seat, rated at 2.1 A output.

Both wheelchair bays are located opposite the exit door. Each bay accommodates one passenger-in-wheelchair (PIW), and the wheelchair backrest contains a foldable seat that doubles as a rear-facing seat. These seats do not contribute to the licensed seating capacity of the bus. USB Charging ports are also provided at both bays.

In addition, a pivoting handlebar is integrated with each wheelchair backrest. It can be manually deployed and stowed depending on the passenger’s needs.

The aisle seat nearest to the middle exit door is removed, likely to facilitate wheelchair movement in this area.

The rear section of the bus features 10 pairs of seats. The seating layout here differs from previous models of three-door demonstrator buses delivered to LTA in the provision of seats behind the exit door; however, this section is raised fairly high above floor level, with two steps needed to reach the last row of seats.


LTA Trial Bus Series:
Registration Type Bus Model
SG4001J Electric SD 2 Door (Low Entry) BYD K9
SG4002G Diesel Euro V SD 3 Door (Low Entry) MAN Lion’s City SD – 3-door Concept Bus
SG4003D Diesel Euro 6 DD 2 Door Volvo B8L
SG4004B Hybrid SD 2 Door Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid
SG4005Z Electric DD 2 Door BYD K9RC
SG4006X Electric SD 3 Door CRRC TEG6125BEV03
SG4007T Electric SD 3 Door Volvo BZL
Electric SD 3 Door Ankai G9
SG4010H Electric SD 3 Door Zhongtong LCK6126EVG
SG4012C Electric SD 3 Door FTBCI FBC6120BRS7
SG4013A Electric SD 3 Door BYD B12A03



26 thoughts on “FTBCI FBC6120BRS7

  • 3 December 2023 at 4:47 PM

    Wait, is the headlights of this bus same as the Zhongtongs?

  • 25 November 2023 at 5:50 PM

    I never see this bus anymore from 23 Nov 2023 onwards

  • 18 November 2023 at 11:10 AM

    “Stand clear. Door is closing.”

  • 31 October 2023 at 5:08 PM

    I saw it at Pasir Ris this morning.


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