The first time in Italy for Kempower, which opened its first Italian depot for electric buses in Bologna.

The depot for Tper, equipped with Kempower’s charging solutions, has up to 20 simultaneous charging points. What’s more, it is one of the largest bus depots in Europe, capable of housing up to 500 vehicles.

Kempower for Tper Bologna

This step represents a very important milestone for the city of Bologna, which has been included among the 100 cities participating in Horizon Europe, an EU project whose goal is to achieve climate neutrality by 2030, which is 20 years ahead of the deadline set by the EU for the environment, energy and climate.

In Italy, Bologna is among the leading cities in the transition to zero-emission public transport, and the opening of this new electric bus recharging facility is critical for the city to meet its sustainability goals. At this site, Tper will simultaneously charge 20 electric buses (12 and 18 meters in length) with five single-exit Kempower satellites, offering up to 130 kW of charging capacity, and 20 Kempower pantographs, offering up to 300 kW.

“We are grateful to be able to contribute to Tper’s project to electrify public transportation in the region. This is certainly an important step for the City of Bologna in achieving its climate goals, and we look forward to continuing to work with Tper on projects to come by providing our solutions,” said Tommi Liuska, Sales Director of Kempower.

Should Tper need to further enlarge its fleet of electric buses, the demand for charging capacity at the site will also increase: Kempower’s modular and scalable solutions will allow Tper, when needed, to easily increase the current charging capacity at the depot.

«At Tper, our motto is ‘a bus is worth a bus,’ meaning that all our vehicles, including electric buses, must operate efficiently on their assigned routes. This is the only way we can ensure our efficiency and thus long-term operations,” explains Fabio Monzali, Tper’s Technical Infrastructure Director. “Kempower’s modular power unit with dynamic power management allows us to ensure recharging even in case of failure. Failed power modules can also be remotely isolated for maintenance, allowing the rest of the modules to operate uninterrupted. This is extremely important to us», Monzali concludes.


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