ABB, E-bus 2020 IMC, hydrogen, Zagreb, IAC.
Flash charging for electric buses: Geneva’s public transport operator TPG and Swiss bus manufacturer HESS placed a 16m dollar order for ABB’s fast-charging and on-board EV technology. Thirteen so-called flash-charging stations will be utilised for twelve electric trolley buses serving to connect the airport with suburban Geneva. Charging takes only 15 seconds at 600 kW.
Trolleybus charging: The overhead wire infrastructure in the Dutch city of Arnhem will become a lifeline for battery-electric buses in a cross-border project coordinated by Vossloh Kiepe. E-bus 2020 IMC sees ten partners come together to develop and test two 18 metre electric buses with In-Motion-Charging (IMC) technology. If not on the wire, the buses will switch to battery power.
One more H2 station: Daimler, Linde, Total, and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) have officially opened another hydrogen fueling station in the German city of Ulm. The country now has 21 stops, where FCV can be refilled.
Croatia powered by the sun: Croatia has its first solar-charging station for EVs installed by utility HEP in the capital Zagreb. The Elen Leaf station has solar panels for a roof and charges up to two electric vehicles at a time with a power of 50 kW and 43 kW.
Hybrid fleet: British Industrial Automation & Control (IAC) from Newport now operates a fleet with seven Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Directors and sales managers will use the plug-in hybrids. Already, the firm has installed six charging points for electric cars.