29 Sep '17, 6am

ABB powers Volvo 7900electric UK demonstration tour

ABB powers Volvo 7900electric UK demonstration tour

ABB has delivered the UK’s first OppCharge fast charger for a country wide demonstration tour of Volvo’s right hand drive 7900e fully electric single deck bus. The pilot, which was launched in Manchester on September 22 by City Mayor, Andy Burnham, brings together for the first time in the UK Volvo’s zero emission, fully electric 7900e bus and OppCharge opportunity charging from leading EV charging provider, ABB . This charger can recharge a bus on its route between three to six minutes, enabling the potential for the first ever 24 hour continuous bus operation in the UK. Operated by First Manchester for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), the single deck vehicle will be operating on the Metroshuttle 2 route – a free-to-use service that provides access to key locations across the city centre. The system has been installed at the Shudehill Interchange and will be deplo...

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