Charging solution provider The Mobility House is delivering its smart charging system to St Louis’s Metro Transit agency, which operates a fleet of New Flyer electric buses. The charging project will include 20 150 kW and three 450 kW chargers, with a combined power capacity of 4.35 MW. The first chargers are now in operation.
The Mobility House’s ChargePilot intelligent charging and energy management system adjusts the charging performance of electric buses according to real-time travel schedules, as well as the local utility Ameren Missouri’s time-of-use tariffs and peak demand charges, in order to deliver electricity to Metro Transit at the lowest possible cost.
ChargePilot is a vendor-neutral and interoperable solution that allows transit operators to charge EVs in depots, commercial office parking lots or multi-unit dwelling complexes of any size at the lowest electricity rates by intelligently distributing available grid power. It features secure local and cloud-based asset management and control, and a scalable modular design that operates with many equipment manufacturers and systems.
The Mobility House says ChargePilot can save more than 30 percent in charging costs versus unmanaged charging, by reducing peak load and demand charges, and through time-of-use (TOU) tariff optimization.
The Mobility House’s technology is currently in use at over 500 commercial installations around the world, including the Avinor Oslo airport fleet, and the Connexxion Schiphol airport fleet in Amsterdam, which includes 100 electric buses.
Source: The Mobility House