ABB has won contracts to provide electric bus charging infrastructure to charge 40 single-deck electric buses that will hit the roads of Singapore in early 2020. The orders were received from BYD Singapore and ST Engineering Land Systems, two of the three companies awarded e-bus contracts by Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA).
The smart charging solutions from ABB incorporate a future-proof and modular design, safe and reliable operation and remote service and data management, and will pave the way for greener, more sustainable public transportation in Singapore.
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ABB’s scope of supply for ST Engineering’s 20 single-deck electric buses includes four 450 kW chargers with installation, civil works, project management and commissioning. Based on the opportunity charging (OppCharge) platform, the solution will allow the electric buses to be quickly recharged in less than 10 minutes at key interchanges with an automated rooftop connection.
For BYD, ABB will provide 10 150 kW overnight charging systems offering an intelligent and cost-effective solution to charge its fleet of 20 electric buses at night. Up to two electric buses can be connected and charged sequentially while parked at the depot, enabling all 20 buses to be fully charged and ready to run through the day within 4.5 hours.
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