The City of Malmö, Sweden has ordered three 300 kW quickPOINT City Chargers from Poland-based Ekoenergetyka. The OppCharge-based chargers, equipped with inverted pantographs, will go into service this fall, providing quick top-ups to 13 Volvo e-buses that will go into operation at the end of the year.
The devices will be connected to an external monitoring system that will gather data about charging in real time. They follow the international charging protocol ISO 15118.
The project is part of Malmö’s drive to become climate-neutral by 2020.
Ekoenergetyka has over 150 e-bus chargers deployed in cities across Europe, including two other Swedish cities, Vasteras and Lulea, as well as Barcelona, Berlin and Tampere, Finland.
“This project will be the first one in which Ekoenergetyka will charge electric buses from Volvo, and it will bring the total of electric bus brands that we have charged to over 10. It shows our chargers are interoperable across the board,” said Maciej Wojeński, Vice-President of Ekoenergetyka-Polska. “Giving our clients full flexibility when it comes to charging interfaces, shapes of chargers and their power is one of our priorities. Our chargers can be integrated with both Combo 2 plugs, bus-mounted pantographs and, as we show with this project, also OppCharge top-down pantographs.”