Capstone Turbine Corporation has initiated a demonstration project with TATSA, an Argentine bus manufacturer, that will use a Capstone series hybrid electric drive system featuring a C65 microturbine (earlier post) as the range extender for a transit bus.

This will be one of the first applications of Capstone’s new Drive Solution in a transit bus. In addition to a natural gas 65 kW microturbine, Capstone will provide the series hybrid drive solution, including drive motor, inverter system, and vehicle power interface module.

Capstone says that its system, using either the C30 or C65 microturbines, is suitable for a range of electric vehicle applications, from passenger cars to Class 8 trucks, delivery vehicles, buses, as well as construction equipment and marine applications.

TATSA (Tecnología Avanzada en Transporte S.A.) is a member of GRUPO PLAZA, one of the largest transportation companies in South America founded 50 years ago.
Among the diverse segments of transportation in Argentina and its neighboring countries, GRUPO PLAZA moves 180 million passengers annually with more than 1,700 buses.