ABB to electrify busy Swedish bus line
Posted on 13 May 2019 and read 1601 times
ABB has won an order to supply high-power chargers for 30 fully electric buses in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, which is committed to the development and testing of solutions for sustainable public transport.
The chargers will be delivered this summer to public-transport operator GS Buss and are due to come into service in October. The long-term vision for the city is that more electric buses will take to its streets.
Key to achieving this is the electrification of line 60 — one of the busiest — together with lines 59 and 62. During 2018, almost 6.9 million trips were made on line 60 and about 780,000 trips on lines 59 and 62.
The buses on line 60 will be charged by 300kW chargers from ABB. They will be recharged in just 3-6min in the depot in Kruthusgatan and fast-charged at the end points of the line in Masthugget and at Redbergsplatsen.
Dan Paulström, business line manager for GS Buss, said: “A stable charging infrastructure is crucial for our timetable, with the bus service running every 4min in the rush hour.
By fast-charging at the end points, we ensure that traffic continues to flow and at the same time give passengers and drivers a better environment, with less noise and improved air quality.”
Frank Muehlon, head of ABB’s global business for EV Charging Infrastructure, said: “We are proud to work with GS Buss to deliver a stronger e-mobility infrastructure for the future of Gothenburg.
“ABB is committed to powering the world without consuming the Earth, and the development of sustainable public-transport solutions is key to achieving this.”
ABB entered the EV-charging market in 2010 and has sold 10,500 DC fast chargers to 73 countries — more fast chargers than any other manufacturer.