Vattenfall has delivered 32 fast chargers to Tide Bus in Denmark’s fifth largest city, Vejle. The delivery is Vattenfall’s first Power-as-a-Service project for passenger transport in Denmark. “It’ll be followed by more”, company says.
Vattenfall manages chargers and supply of electricity for Tide Bus
For some weeks now, electric buses have been rolling every day in the streets of the Danish city of Vejle. The buses are operated by Tide Bus – one of Denmark’s largest bus companies. The energy company Vattenfall is responsible for both the charging solution and the purchase and supply of electricity. Vattenfall says it “has invested in, designed and constructed the electrical infrastructure and is now operating it”. Chargers – as visibile in the press picture shared by Vattenfall itself, are by Kempower (in the same image it’s also possible to note that e-buses are from Chinese bus builder Golden Dragon).
The charging stations are direct current fast chargers with functions for smart charging. Vattenfall’s electricity supply to the buses is based on a spot price model.
“We are very proud that Tide Bus chose Vattenfall to develop and manage the operation of the fast chargers for its buses. In addition to producing fossil-free energy, we also help the transport sector and other industries to replace oil, gas and coal with electricity. Exactly what the city of Vejle and Tide Bus have done. We collaborated with Tide Bus Denmark to produce a simulation of the buses’ traffic patterns, and then we were able to design a charging system that was perfectly adapted to the buses’ needs”, says Esben Baltzer Nielsen, Head of Vattenfall Network Solutions in Denmark and the Netherlands.