Posts Tagged: ABB

Luxembourg deploys 150 kW ABB fast chargers for plug-in hybrid buses

ABB has installed two fast chargers at Luxembourg City’s central station, to support 5 Volvo plug-in hybrid buses. Each vehicle will be charged with 150 kW of power in three to six minutes, during the turnaround times at the end point of the bus route. The new fast chargers are connected to the cloud for… Read more »

Volvo Buses receives order for 90 electric buses from Belgium

Public transport operator the TEC Group, which serves the Belgian cities of Charleroi and Namur, has ordered 90 Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid buses as well as 12 ABB charging stations. Delivery and installation will get underway this fall. TEC brought 11 Volvo 7900s into service in Namur in January. Once the new buses take to… Read more »

MAN selects ABB fast chargers for e-bus R&D facilities

Power and automation giant ABB is supplying fast chargers to MAN Truck & Bus for its new e-bus R&D program. Volkswagen subsidiary MAN, one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of heavy commercial vehicles, has announced that it will begin pilots of e-buses in 2018, and begin serial production by 2019. The company is developing e-buses at… Read more »

The inevitability of electric buses

Electric transit buses enter the fast-follower market stage as the leaders work to remove the last barriers to adoption. Q&A with Proterra’s Ryan Popple and ABB’s Daan Nap on the state of the market and charging standards in North America and Europe. With each passing year, more decision makers are realizing that city buses are an… Read more »

Geneva electric buses use ABB flash charging technology

The Swiss city of Geneva plans to deploy 12 electric buses that use a high-power flash charging system provided by ABB. The city began a pilot of the system in 2013. The new e-buses will be built by Swiss manufacturer HESS, using several components from ABB, including integrated traction and auxiliary converters, roof-mounted battery units… Read more »

Luxembourg buys 5 Volvo plug-in hybrid buses, ABB chargers

The city-state of Luxembourg became the latest metro area to plug in its public transit, as local bus operator AVL ordered 5 plug-in hybrid buses from Volvo. Electronics giant ABB will supply the charging equipment. Luxembourg City already has 14 Volvo 7900 Hybrid buses, which went into service in 2011. The new Volvo 7900 Electric… Read more »

ABB’s Azipod electrical marine propulsion system celebrates 25th anniversary

As vehicles steadily electrify on land, air and sea, some may be surprised to learn of a form of electric propulsion that has been mainstream in the maritime industry for a quarter of a century. The Azipod electrical propulsion system, made by electronics giant ABB, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The Azipod system… Read more »

Which companies are the top DC Fast Charger manufacturers?

DC Fast Charging addresses the EV’s greatest drawback, allowing drivers to conveniently add range and making long road trips possible. That’s why fast chargers are popping up like mushrooms along major highways around the world, and the market’s rapid growth is bound to continue. But which manufacturers are supplying most of the hardware? Plugshare’s popular… Read more »

European electric bus manufacturers agree on open charging interface

As more European cities begin trials of battery-electric buses, a group of bus manufacturers and charging infrastructure providers has agreed to develop voluntary charging standards in advance of official regulations. The objective is to ensure reliability and compatibility across bus brands and charging systems. The European body CEN-CENELEC and the international standards organization ISO/IEC are… Read more »

Volvo sells 11 plug-in buses to Belgian city

Volvo has won an order for 11 plug-in hybrid buses from the city of Namur in Belgium, the largest order to date for the company’s electrified buses. The buses will run on electric power within the city’s new zero-emissions zone. Public transport authority TEC, which transports more than 250 million passengers per year, is also… Read more »