Luxembourg public transport operator Sales-Lentz has ordered three Heliox Fast Charge Systems with the OppCharge open interface to provide fast charging services at end-of-route stations for its four Volvo 7900 electric buses. The chargers will be delivered in the second quarter of 2017.
Earlier this year, Volvo and Heliox, together with other vehicle and charger manufacturers, agreed to an open interface standard between electric buses and chargers.
The OppCharge conductive static charging system includes automatic connection via pantograph contact, wireless communication via WiFi, contacting plates and equipment that automatically contacts vehicles with the pantograph.
OppCharge offers charging power up to 450 kW – charging takes 3 to 6 minutes. The inverted pantograph enables the use of a low-cost and low-weight interface on the roof of the bus.
Source: Green Car Congress