Skeleton Technologies and Wrights Group Ltd have signed a high-volume, multi-million-euro contract for the next five years.
According to Skeleton Technologies, with its cells, Wrightbus operators will cut down on maintenance costs.
Whilst the lithium battery may last around four to five years, during their one million cycles, the ultracapacitors will sit undisturbed for at least seven and a half years, with an estimated life of 12 to 15 years.
Mark Nodder, Chairman and CEO of the Wrights Group, said: “Skeleton Technologies’ ultracapacitors provide a major fuel saving and will reduce maintenance with a long lifetime. It is also a ‘Plug & Play’ solution adding safety and reliability to the vehicles.”
Taavi Madiberk, CEO of Skeleton Technologies, said: “Ultracapacitors have been integrated into buses before but the energy and power densities of our ultracapacitors have been key in the selection process.
“We are excited to be part of the CO2 reduction drive in cities onboard with Wrightbus.”