Bolloré subsidiary BlueSG and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University are starting a partnership to test Bolloré’s flash-charging shuttle based on a prototype of the BlueTram, first revealed in 2014.
The project shall run two years. The all-electric vehicle features a battery but uses also supercapacitors (instead of overhead wires or tracks) to move along. This tech shall enable flash-charging within 20 seconds while passenger get in and out.
The NTU-Blue Solutions Flash Shuttle provides space for 22 people and will commute between NTU’s Halls of Residence at North Hill and JTC’s CleanTech One, where related charging stations have been installed. The partnership is part of the France-Singapore Year of Innovation, which shall strengthen economic ties between both countries.
In Paris, a similar vehicles started to run up and down the Champs-Élysées for the Paris Climate Conference in late 2015. It could be used free of charge until mid-January 2016.