ABB, a pioneering technology leader, revealed that its 20-second flash-charging technology was a hot topic recently as two articulated electric buses, the first-of-their-kind in the world, went into service on bus line 23 in Geneva, Switzerland.
It takes less than one second to connect the bus to the charging point on an overhead high-power charging contact when it pulls into selected stops and tops up its batteries while passengers embark and disembark, said a statement from the company.
The complete fleet of 12 emission-free buses links the airport with the city’s suburbs, it said.
Through optimal energy management, the system can save as much as 1,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide on a line covering 600,000 km per year, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service