Singapore's e-buses charge ahead

Monday, 08 July, 2019

Singapore's e-buses charge ahead

ABB will supply charging infrastructure to a network of public electric buses in Singapore. The 40 single-deck electric buses are scheduled to appear on Singaporean roads in early 2020. Using the OppCharge platform, the e-buses will be quickly recharged in less than 10 min at key interchanges with an automated rooftop connection.

ABB was awarded contracts by BYD Singapore and ST Engineering Land Systems, two of the three companies awarded e-bus contracts by the Singapore Government Land Transport Authority.

The smart charging solutions from ABB incorporate a modular design, with remote service and data management, to shift the city towards greener, more sustainable public transportation.

For ST Engineering’s 20 single-deck electric buses, ABB will supply four 450 kW chargers with installation, civil works, project management and commissioning. For BYD, ABB will provide ten 150 kW overnight charging systems to repower 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 within 4.5 hours.

“When choosing charging infrastructure for our e-buses, we were looking for a solution that was scalable and easy to install while ensuring the highest levels of safety and reliability,” said BYD Singapore Managing Director Allen Zheng.

“ABB’s heavy-vehicle charging solutions met this brief, with the additional advantages of ABB’s proven technologies trusted by network operators around the world.”

Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s global business for EV Charging Infrastructure, said, “We are proud to be playing a part, together with our partners, in changing the e-mobility landscape in Singapore.

“As cities rapidly develop and grow, we are at the forefront of the e-mobility revolution, providing cleaner, more sustainable transportation options, and we are confident that our industry-leading technology will continue to play a pioneering role as e-mobility adoption continues to grow in Singapore,” he said.

Image ©ABB

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