TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS | Staff Reporter, Singapore

ABB clinches contracts to build electric bus charging facilities

The facility will recharge electric buses in less than ten minutes.

Swiss automation firm ABB clinched contracts to build electric bus charging infrastructure that can charge the 40 single-deck electric buses that will hit the roads by early 2020, an announcement revealed.

The orders were received from BYD Singapore and ST Engineering Land Systems, two of the three companies that were awarded e-bus contracts by Land Transport Authority (LTA).

Also read: LTA to expand hybrid and electric bus trials

ABB’s scope of supply for ST Engineering’s 20 single-deck electric buses includes four 450kW chargers with installation, civil works, project management and commissioning. Based on the opportunity charging (OppCharge) platform, the solution will allow the electric buses to be quickly recharged in less than ten minutes at key interchanges with an automated rooftop connection.

For BYD, ABB will provide ten 150 kW overnight charging systems offering an intelligent and cost-effective solution to charge its fleet of 20 electric buses at night. Up to two electric buses can be connected and charged sequentially while parked at the depot, enabling all 20 buses to be fully charged and ready to run through the day within 4.5 hours. 

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