The Mobility House to charge MTA e-buses

The Mobility House has been selected by the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to deploy its smart charging and energy management solution ChargePilot for New York City Transit (NYCT), the largest public bus fleet operator in the US.

During the year-long pilot program, The Mobility House will manage electric bus charging for 27 charge ports across two bus depots in Staten Island and Queens. With the ChargePilot from The Mobility House, local utility rate structures can be coordinated with bus schedules and travel routes. This enables ChargePilot to optimise charging to maximize vehicle uptime, reduce electricity costs and streamline the transition to electric vehicles.

Now that The Mobility House has concluded proof-of-concept modelling with the Transit Tech lab, ChargePilot was shown to reduce operating expenses by more than $35,000 per month in operating expenses at one of the two depots alone. According to The Mobility House, the ChargePilot solution that will now be deployed by the MTA in New York City will now save the MTA more than $420,000 in operating expenses in one year.

In 2018, New York City announced they were aiming to have their entire bus fleet electrified by 2040. The announcement came from the public transport company Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) who operates more than 5,700 buses. Earlier this year, New York City ordered another 60 electric buses from New Flyer of America, after the company already delivered 15 electric buses to the city.

“We are thrilled to partner with the MTA as they embark on a journey toward zero-emission,” said The Mobility House US Managing Director Gregor Hintler. “As the largest public fleet operator in the country, ensuring reliable operations is essential to the success of their electrification goals, especially when some buses require two to four charging sessions a day. We are proud that The Mobility House’s technology and electrification expertise will contribute to that critical mission.”

Earlier this month, the Munich-based company The Mobility House secured an investment amount of around 50 million euros for its technology development and expansion in Europe, North America and Asia. The funding will be spent on expanding The Mobility House’s market position in the areas of smart charging and vehicle-to-grid (V2G).


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