Volvo and ABB have been working successfully together in the past as they offer an integrated electric bus and charging option. Now Danish Aarhus and Lillehammer in Norway join the circle of cities that opt to electrify entire bus routes.
Aarhus is the second largest town in Denmark and decided to replace four diesel buses with all-electric buses made by Volvo. The contract includes the installation of charging infrastructure and ABB will deliver one 300 kW charger for the last stop on route 13 as well as four for the depot where the buses will charge overnight.
In Lillehammer, the order was placed by Norwegian transport provider Opplandstrafikk. They acquired 2 Volvo electric buses and wants to test them on route 2, 3, 4 and 5 over two years first before transferring them into regular service. In this case, they will charge at the depot with an ABB charging station that delivers 150 kW via CCS.
All electric buses and charging infrastructure are due to be delivered by mid-2019.
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