The Polish charging infrastructure provider Ekoenergetyka has installed 17 depot charging stations for electric buses in the German town of Aachen. Each has a capacity of 75 kW, and another ten of these charging stations are to follow in mid-2021.
Background to the charging infrastructure installation is the procurement of 27 Mercedes eCitaro by ASEAG, the public transport operator Aachener Straßenbahn und Energieversorgungs-AG. They opted for the maximum possible number of battery modules. The eCitaro in two-door design thus come to 292 kWh each.
The large battery also explains why ASEAG selected depot chargers with a relatively low charging power for electric buses from Ekoenergetyka. The battery charge should be sufficient for a whole day, so charging is only necessary overnight – and not with significantly higher charging power on the route or during breaks in operation in the depot.
Initially, the Aachen-based company had ordered the 17 charging stations that have now been inaugurated, but with an option for additional charging points. Based on this agreement, the ten stations that are now to follow by the middle of the year were ordered later.
“Another project implemented on the – quite demanding – German market confirms the strong position of our company on the international market and the trust placed in us by our partners,” says Maciej Wojeński, Vice President of the Management Board of Ekoenergetyka.
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