16 Apr '11, 12pm

Arctic Whisper hybrid bus debuts in Sweden; uses Opbrid's Busbaar overhead charger [w/video]

Arctic Whisper hybrid bus debuts in Sweden; uses Opbrid's Busbaar overhead charger [w/video]

The Arctic Whisper: The World's First Fast-Charged Hybrid Bus Debuts in Umeå, Sweden The Arctic Whisper's hybrid bus batteries will be fast charged by the Opbrid Bůsbaar for 5-10 minutes at the end of its route to achieve nearly 100% all-electric operation but with the reliability of diesel. The world's first fast rechargeable hybrid bus is now being tested in Umeå City in a collaboration between the companies Hybricon AB, Opbrid SL, e-Traction BV, Umeå Energi AB and the Umeå City Corporation. Umeå, Sweden. Umeå, a city in the far north of Sweden, has just unveiled the world's first fast-charged hybrid bus, the "Arctic Whisper". It combines the no-emission benefits of an electric bus with the reliability of a diesel bus. The Bůsbaar charging station provided by Opbrid SL (Granada, Spain) will be located at one end of the bus route that will fast charge the bus for a few mi...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/04/16/arctic-whisper-hybri...

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