ABB will provide fast charging solutions for a Danish city’s first e-buses
Local bus operator Busselskabet Aarhus Sporveje has selected ABB’s complete fast charging solution to power the first e-buses in Aarhus, Denmark.
The order includes four electric buses from Volvo, OppCharge fast charger and four ABB HVC-Overnight Chargers for installation at the depot where the buses will be stored.
Finn Mikkelsen, CEO of Busselskabet Aarhus Sporveje, comments: “Busselskabet Aarhus Sporveje is iso-certified in environmental management, so we are very aware of our impact on the environment. This investment in electric transportation reduces noise as well as air pollution, which benefits the environment as well as the customer experience.”
ABB will supply a 300-kW OppCharge fast charger, which will be situated at the end point of the 15-km long route of line 13, where buses will be recharged. OppCharge is an open interface for the automated charging of both single and double deck electric buses, using a pantograph to connect the bus to the charging point.
Frank Muehlon, head of ABB’s global business for EV Charging Infrastructure, explains: “We are proud to be involved in this significant step forward in sustainable travel in Aarhus. We are working hard to build a smarter and greener network and believe that EV technology is the key to driving-up efficient transport systems across Europe and beyond.”
The chargers come with ABB Ability connected solutions, which allow network operators to monitor and configurate the charge points from any location. Driver issues can be resolved remotely and equipment can be serviced with minimal downtime. It offers flexibility to connect to any charging network, back-office or energy management solution.
The order will be completed in the second quarter of 2019 and the electric buses are expected to be in operation by August 2019.