Siemens Smart Infrastructure will provide the charging infrastructure for 10 Rampini E80 electric buses in Genoa, Italy, following the latest order for 10 Rampini e-buses placed by the operator AMT Genova. As a result of this order, the number of Rampini E80 e-buses operating around Genoa will reach the number of 20. And 14 Irizar ie bus are on delivery as well.
The Siemens charging infrastructure is scheduled to be commissioned by the summer of 2021.
Siemens bus chargers in Genoa
In the first wave, Siemens will supply 10 plug-in charging systems for AMT’s Cornigliano depot, enabling e-bus recharging overnight or during other operational breaks planned by the operator. The space-saving design makes it possible to subsequently deploy up to 60 charging units in the bus depot for as many electric buses – a future-proof modular approach.
Based on the Siemens Sicharge UC 100 overnight plug-in charging systems, which are compliant with the latest international standards and have a charging capacity of up to 100 kilowatts (kW), the depot will be able to charge the buses using power cables that can be pulled out from the top, Siemens points out. That space-saving design concept maximizes the number of buses that can be charged in a single depot. Combined with Siemens smart charging software, all the charging operations will be intelligently optimized in order to minimize the overall energy consumption and peak loads of the depot.
Rampini E80 e-buses, with Siemens motor
Equipped with 200 kWh battery packs, the ten E80 electric buses by Rampini have a width of 2.2 metres and a capacity of 43 passengers.
“This first public transport electrification project in Italy proves the potential of our flexible and compact solution, which can be adapted and integrated even in this small historic facility. We are proud to offer our technology to make Genoa’s urban mobility even more efficient and sustainable,” said Marco Rastelli, Head of the Distribution Systems business unit at Siemens Italy.