Heliox provides charging equipment for 9 ebuses in The Hague (Netherlands)
Heliox has delivered to The Hague a fast charging system, which combines the principals of opportunity and CCS plug-in charging to the project to charge 9 VDL electric buses. It’ll be used by the operator HTM. In total, the delivery consists of 6 fast chargers: a Heliox OC 300 kW charger with a SMART switch using a roof-mounted […]
Fast charging for flexible operations
The contract for the supply of 12-metre electric buses manufactured by VDL was signed in January 2018. Heliox’s OC 300 kW charger can partially recharge a battery in 2-5 minutes. These chargers are compatible with the roof-mounted system, an interoperable and open interface. This system uses a pantograph mounted on the electric bus, including remote management that ensures high uptime throughout the operation. Heliox fast chargers can communicate and connect with whichever OCPP 1.6 Backoffice system that is preferred by the customer. This type of flexibility allows the customer greater visibility and control of the infrastructure network, minimizing downtime and the flexibility to connect to any charging network that maximize the value and insight caught from the chargers.
3-4 hours for night charging
The Heliox FAST DC 2×30 kW and FAST DC 50 kW chargers apply the CCS plug-in solution for the ebuses that are being charged in the depot overnight. Once plugged in, the vehicles take 3-4 hours for a full charge. Heliox’s plug-in depot chargers offer an easy plug&play option, meaning that the users, the company points out, only need to plug the charger to the vehicle and the charging process will start immediately. Heliox’s portfolio in DC fast charging solutions ranges from 25kW mobile chargers to Ultra-Fast Charging 600kW solutions for electric vehicles.
Nine electric buses to begin the transition
“HTM and The Hague are making an important big step in zero-emission public transport with these 9 electric buses. As one of the urban public transport companies in The Netherlands they have chosen for a fast and robust charging system, which can handle high demanding bus lines.” says Koen van Haperen, Business Development Manager at Heliox. The charging stations are placed in two locations: close to the Zuiderstrand and in the bus depot. The Heliox OC 300kW charger with a SMART switch is placed in Zuiderstrand. The SMART switch automatically guides the powerful DC to two connected Charge Masts. The extra intelligence enables the operator to charge two electric buses with one opportunity charger by automatically switching between the two, dependent on the charge status of the e-bus. Rest of the Heliox fast charge stations are located in the depot on the Telexstraat.