The Polish charging infrastructure provider Ekoenergetyka has received another major order. The Paris-based public transport operator RATP has commissioned Ekoenergetyka-Polska to supply electric bus chargers with a total capacity of around 24.5 megawatts.
RATP is buying 274 chargers from Ekoenergetyka, each with 90 kW of power, as part of its electric bus offensive. According to the Polish company’s announcement, RATP will receive a customised solution. In two depots (Centre Bus de Lilas and Pleyel), the charging stations will be available in three configurations.
One is a standard charging point with a CCS cable. The second type has a satellite whereby the actual charging pole and the satellite with the charging cable are physically separated from each other. This type is to be installed in parts of the depots with less space. The third type has a special cable drum that is installed on the ceiling of the depot – from there the charging cable can be lowered from above to the charging socket of the bus.
Ekoenergetyka Vice President Maciej Wojeński describes this adaptability of the charging solution as one of the biggest advantages. “We adapt our charging stations to specific customer requirements, both technically and visually,” says Wojeński. “We are preparing a modern charging infrastructure for electric buses, which will be located in Paris, in accordance with the requirements of RATP.”
The large order is not RATP’s first order from the Polish company. In 2018, Ekoenergetyka had already delivered 96 chargers with outputs between 60 and 100 kW to Paris, at that time it was the first order from the French market.
Public transport operator RATP plans to purchase up to 800 electric buses by 2024. Only at the beginning of January 2021, the company ordered a total of 109 e-buses in two orders from the French electric bus manufacturer Bluebus.
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