27 Apr '17, 6am

ABB fast charging technology in UK-first for electric buses

ABB fast charging technology in UK-first for electric buses

ABB has won a contract to supply electric bus charging infrastructure for a fleet of Volvo electric buses that will be operated by Transdev Blazefield from 2018. ABB will supply three HVC 300P charging stations and an electricity substation for installation at a bus station serving Harrogate, a historic spa town in northern England. The contract is significant as it is the first electric bus project in the UK that will use OppCharge for ‘opportunity charging’, where buses are charged while they wait at bus stops at the end of the line equipped with fast-charging infrastructure. The buses will connect automatically to ABB’s HVC 300P chargers, which feature an overhead charging mast that charges via the buses’ on-board pantographs. A key advantage is that the HVC 300P units are compatible with the OppCharge interface, so will be compatible with other brands and models of ele...

Full article: http://electriccarsreport.com/2017/04/abb-fast-charging-t...

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