In Singapore, the Swiss provider of electric vehicle infrastructure has been awarded contracts to provide charging infrastructure for 40 single-deck electric buses by early 2020. The contracts were awarded by the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA).
The electric buses will be supplied by ST Engineering and BYD. The smart charging solutions from ABB incorporate a modular design, operation and remote service and data management.
For ST Engineering’s 20 single-deck electric buses, ABB’s scope of supply 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 recharged in less than ten minutes at key interchanges with an automated rooftop connection.
ABB will provide the BYD buses with ten 150 kW overnight charging systems to charge its fleet of 20 electric buses at night. Up to two electric buses can be connected and charged sequentially at the depot, enabling all 20 buses to be fully charged overnight and ready to run through after 4.5 hours of charging.