ABB will power a 40 electric bus fleet in Singapore. Buses will start operation in 2020. The orders were received from BYD Singapore and ST Engineering Land Systems, two of the three companies awarded ebus contracts by Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA), ABB points out.
The Swiss company presented at UITP Summit 2019 in Stockholm the Panto Up pantograph, designed to make recharging operations more efficient, especially in the case of large fleets of vehicles, where the need to optimise the space in the depot requires the use of roof charging (through pantograph) instead of the classic plugin station. ABB will also deliver the charging infrastructure for Hamburgher Hochbahn first 44 electric buses.
ABB, fast charging stations in Singapore
ABB’s scope of supply for ST Engineering’s 20 single-deck electric buses includes four 450 kW chargers with installation, civil works, project management and commissioning. Based on the opportunity charging (OppCharge) platform, the solution will allow the electric buses to be quickly partially recharged in less than ten minutes at key interchanges with an automated rooftop connection, ABB highlights.
For BYD, ABB will provide ten 150 kW overnight charging systems to charge its fleet of 20 electric buses at night. Up to two electric buses can be connected and charged sequentially while parked at the depot, enabling all 20 buses to be fully charged and ready to run through the day within 4.5 hours.
ABB changing the e-mobility landscape in Singapore
“When choosing charging infrastructure for our ebuses, we were looking for a solution that was scalable and easy to install while ensuring the highest levels of safety and reliability,” said Allen Zheng, Managing Director, BYD Singapore. “ABB’s heavy vehicle charging solutions met this brief, with the additional advantages of ABB’s proven technologies trusted by network operators around the world.”
Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s global business for EV Charging Infrastructure explains, ABB, said, “We are proud to be playing a part, together with our partners, in changing the e-mobility landscape in Singapore. As cities rapidly develop and grow, we are at the forefront of the e-mobility revolution, providing cleaner, more sustainable transportation options, and we are confident that our industry-leading technology will continue to play a pioneering role as e-mobility adoption continues to grow in Singapore.”