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St Louis’s new fleet of 18 New Flyer electric buses powered by ABB chargers

The city of St. Louis, Missouri fleet plans to deploy 18 electric buses on the city’s busiest routes. Charging infrastructure for the 60-seat New Flyer buses will be provided by Swiss/Swedish electronics giant ABB.

St. Louis transit agency Metro Transit says it expects the e-buses to reduce carbon emissions by 100 to 160 tons per year, and to deliver up to $125,000 in maintenance savings and $400,000 in fuel savings over their 12-year lifespan.

ABB will provide 23 Buy America-compliant chargers, with a total of over 4.35 MW of charging capacity. ABB’s sequential charging system consists of 20 plug-in depot chargers, each with 150 kW of power, and three additional pantograph chargers. St. Louis’s buses can be fully charged in one hour. ABB says its fast-charging system easily integrates with existing transit schedules, so cities can switch to zero-emission buses without disrupting existing routes.

“The adoption of electric buses is where large cities can make a meaningful impact,” says Bob Stojanovic, SVP of ABB E-mobility, North America. “Our mission is to ensure that our EV charging solutions contribute to a zero-emission future. We are confident that the deployment of our intelligent technologies will reduce operational costs and inspire increasing electric bus adoption in a safe, smart and sustainable way.”

Source: ABB

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